Katy Butler

Katy Butler’s bestselling first book, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door: the Path to a Better Way of Death,” sparked a passionate national conversation about how medicine fails at the end of life. It was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2013, won a Books for a Better Life award, and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. A former reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and finalist for a National Magazine Award, Butler has published in the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic, “Best American Essays,” and other “best of” collections. She lives in Mill Valley.