Laura Kat Young

Laura Kat Young is a writer and teacher living in Chicago with her family. Her works blend genre and seek to explore a deeper understanding of human behavior. The 2019-2021 Writer-in-Residence at the Ernest Hemingway Foundation, her works have appeared in The Blood Pudding, Shoreline of Infinity, The Lindenwood Review and others. The Butcher is her debut novel. More can be found at


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  • The Butcher

    13 September 2022

    When Lady Mae turns eighteen, she’ll inherit her mother’s job as the Butcher: dismembering Settlement Five’s guilty residents as payment …