Laura Kat Young

Laura Kat Young, author of The Butcher, 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. 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 …