Kate Braverman

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Kate Braverman (born 1950 in Philadelphia) is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. She was raised in Los Angeles, which is the focus for much of her writing.[1]


Braverman has a BA in Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley and an MA in English from Sonoma State University.[2] She was a member of the Venice Poetry Workshop, Professor of Creative Writing at California State University, Los Angeles,[3] staff faculty of the UCLA Writer's Program and taught privately a workshop which included Janet Fitch, Cristina Garcia and Donald Rawley. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


She has won three Best American Short Stories awards, an O. Henry Award, Carver Short Story Award, as well as the Economist Prize and an Isherwood Fellowship. She is also the first recipient of Graywolf Press' Creative Nonfiction Award for Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoir, published February 2006.



  • Braverman, Kate (1979). Lithium for Medea. Seven Stories Press. ISBN 978-1-58322-471-7.
  • Braverman, Kate (1988). Palm Latitudes. Seven Stories Press. ISBN 978-1-58322-572-1.
  • Wonders of the West. Fawcett Columbine. 1993. ISBN 978-0-449-90656-9.
  • Braverman, Kate (2001). The Incantation of Frida K. Seven Stories Press. ISBN 978-1-58322-571-4.

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  • Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoir. Graywolf Press. 2006. ISBN 978-1-55597-438-1.



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