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Katy Butler

Katy Butler's Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death (2013) was a major bestseller, named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times, a Buzz Book by the Independent Booksellers Association, and one of the year's Ten Best Memoirs by Publishers Weekly. Her new book, The Lost Art of Dying, will be published by Scribner (Simon and Schuster) in January 2019. She is also a National Magazine Award finalist and winner of the “Science in Society” prize from the National Association of Science Writers, and has written about neuroscience, Buddhism and human behavior for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Mother Jones, The L.A. Times and The Washington Post. As a practicing Buddhist, she was lay-ordained by the Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh into his Tiep Hien Order.