Katy Read

Reporter | Niche products
Phone: 612-673-4583
Katy Read writes about aging, wellness and other feature topics for the niche products department. She joined the Star Tribune in 2011, and has written for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Duluth News-Tribune and the Crookston Daily Times. Her freelance writing has appeared in Salon.com, More, Real Simple, Working Mother, Minnesota Monthly and anthologies including “TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood.”

Recent content from Katy Read

Life without the scent of lilacs

A memoir of a woman who must learn to live without the sense of smell.

Updated: June 19, 2010, - 03:03 PM

Tales of sheep, rabbits, and the woman who tends them

People's stories about their pets are often about as entertaining as detailed accounts of their dreams, or of sitcom episodes you didn't see. Ho-hum. Guess you had to be there.

Updated: April 17, 2010, - 02:11 PM

Are we related? By common experience, at least

Granta's new collection of stories illuminates those things that connect us all.

Updated: January 23, 2010, - 11:44 PM

'Happy' memoir ending isn't, but it has power, beauty

While a student at Macalester College, poet Alex Lemon suffered two strokes. He discusses the book he's written about the ordeal.

Updated: January 03, 2010, - 05:21 PM

Would you be interested in a salad?

Don't expect to enjoy a hamburger after reading Foer's lively but nauseating book about the morality of eating meat.

Updated: December 05, 2009, - 06:46 PM

Book explores priorities that prompt moms to opt out

Two Macalester College professors, an economist and an anthropologist, dig deeply into the reasons why women leave the paid workforce in "Glass Ceilings and 100-Hour Couples."

Updated: November 11, 2009, - 06:17 PM

Mommie dearest

Waldman examines her own shortcomings against society's expectations, and then urges mothers to give themselves -- and each other -- a break.

Updated: July 25, 2009, - 09:27 PM

Hand-raising tales

A former teacher's pet shares academic adventures to show that being high-achieving is not synonymous with being well-educated.

Updated: May 22, 2009, - 04:47 PM

One family's search for home

A New York writer tells the funny but serious story of her family's harrowing search for a house in the final days of the real estate bubble.

Updated: May 08, 2009, - 02:16 PM

Writer's shame on behalf of white race is palpable

Eula Biss explores the racial divide in this award-winning book from Graywolf Press.

Updated: February 27, 2009, - 06:04 PM

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