Born and raised in Tokyo, Katherine Tamiko Arguile is a Japanese-British-Australian arts journalist and author. She migrated from London to Adelaide in 2008, where she now lives beside the sea. A graduate of Cambridge University, she has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide.
Besides working as an author, she writes performance and visual arts reviews and co-owns and runs a coffee shop with her partner. She enjoys printmaking and other meditative pursuits whenever she can. Her award-winning short stories have been published in anthologies in the UK and in Australia. The Things She Owned is her first novel.