Kate Braverman

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Kate Braverman
Born(1949-02-05)February 5, 1949
DiedOctober 12, 2019(2019-10-12) (aged 70)
  • Novelist
  • short-story writer
  • poet

Kate Braverman (February 5, 1949 – October 12, 2019)[1] was an American novelist, short-story writer, and poet. Los Angeles is the focus for much of her writing.[2]


Kate Braverman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 5, 1949. She moved to Los Angeles in 1958 with her family. Braverman earned a B.A. in Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. in English from Sonoma State University.[3] She was a member of the Venice Poetry Workshop, Professor of Creative Writing at California State University, Los Angeles,[4] staff faculty of the UCLA Writer's Program and taught privately a workshop which included Janet Fitch, Cristina Garcia and Donald Rawley. She died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on October 12, 2019.[5]



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

Short stories[edit]



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



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


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