About

memaine-copyCatherine Guthrie is a women’s health journalist with 20 years experience in the magazine industry. Her byline has appeared in more than three dozen national magazines. She specializes in writing about women’s health, nutrition, and fitness. Her queer, feminist, breast cancer memoir, FLAT, is forthcoming.

Catherine is a graduate of Grub Street‘s Memoir Incubator in Boston. She attended Bread Loaf Writers Conference in 2015 and 2016 as a general contributor. Judges at the 2016 Kentucky Women Writers Conference awarded FLAT Honorable Mention for the Betty Gabehart Prize in Nonfiction. In February 2017, Catherine completed a month-long writer’s residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Catherine received her magazine journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri. She lives in Somerville, MA, with her partner, Mary, and their orange tabby, Cheeto.

Advance praise for FLAT:

“Guthrie’s refreshing femininity doesn’t fit the familiar cancer narrative. Informed by both the nuances of queer identity and a woman’s health journalist’s insider knowledge, this memoir is a welcome punk rock to breast cancer’s pink-washing. Unflinching, eloquent, and richly intimate, FLAT has shaken me, inspired me, and prepared me for what could happen,” Angela Palm, author, Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here (Graywolf Press, 2016).