Kate Braverman

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Kate Braverman (February 5, 1949 – October 12, 2019)[1] was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. She was born in Philadelphia and moved to Los Angeles in 1958 with her family; L.A. is the focus for much of her writing.[2]


Braverman had a BA in Anthropology from University of California, Berkeley and an MA 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.[5]



  • 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.

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.


  1. ^ Pineda, Dorany (2019-10-14). "Kate Braverman, whose poetry and prose captured a dark Los Angeles, dies in Santa Fe, N.M." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  2. ^ "Kate Braverman - Author Interview - Literary Fiction".
  3. ^ "Error 404". Sonoma State University. 6 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Why English? Critical and Creative Traditions". Cal State LA. 22 October 2013.
  5. ^ [1],

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