Katy Butler

Alum 2012

Katy Butler is a Buddhist journalist best known for combining memoir and investigative reporting. She has written for Best American Essays, Best American Science Writing, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Best Buddhist Writing. At Mesa Refuge she is completing a book, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door: a Daughter’s Journey Through Old Age and New Medicine.” Part memoir and part medical history, it explores the mishandling of death by technological medicine.