Kate Braverman

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Kate Braverman (born 1950 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.



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SHORT FICTION IN ANTHOLOGIES: (Selected, 1990-2005) San Francisco Noir. New York: Akashic Books, 2005. Houghton Mifflin Book of Contemporary Short Stories. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories. New York: Anchor,2004 How I Learned to Cook, the Complex Mother-Daughter. New York: Tarcher, 2004 The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Story. Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. New York: Norton, 2000. Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: New York: Scribner's, 2000. Voices in the Gallery, Writers on Art. Rochester: University of Rochester, 2000. LA Shorts. Berkeley: Heyday, 1999. Wine Country, A Literary Companion. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1998. Mothers and Daughters, Stories of Contemporary Motherhood. New York:North Point Press, l996. Best American Short Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, l995. Strange Attractions. The Best of Ten Years of Zyzzyva. Nevada: University of Nevada, 1995. Picador Book of Contemporary American Stories. London: Picador, 1994. The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories. New York: Vintage, 1994. Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Stories by Women. Berkeley: Crossing Press, 1994. Did Your Mother Dance, Stories About Mothers And Daughters. New York: Avon, 1994. The Literary Traveler Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. New York: Viking, 1994. Untamed Tongues, Wild Words From Wild Women. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1993. A Pocketful of Prose, Contemporary Short Fiction. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1992. O. Henry Prize Stories. New York: Doubleday, 1992. Best American Short Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. Greywolf, The New Family. St. Paul: Greywolf Press, 1991. Los Angeles Stories. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1991. Literary Outtakes. New York: Fawcett, 1990.

POETRY IN ANTHOLOGIES (Selected: 1978-1999) Many Californias, Literature From the Golden State. Nevada: University of Nevada, 1999. Grand Passion. The Poets of Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Red Wind Books. 1995. The Paris Review Anthology. New York: Norton, 1990. Poetry Loves Poetry. Los Angeles Poets. Los Angeles: Momentum Press. 1985. Amorotica, New Erotic Poetry. Los Angeles: Deep River Press, 1981. Alcatraz, an Assemblage. Santa Cruz: Alcatraz, 1978. Cameos, 12 New Small Press Poets. New York: Crossing Press, 1978. The Streets Inside: Ten Los Angeles Poets. Los Angeles: Momentum Press, 1978.

SHORT FICTION, JOURNALS, AND MAGAZINES (Selected: 1974-2004) Vanishing Acts, Mississippi Review Prize, 2004. Mrs. Jordan' s Summer Vacation, Carve, 2004. The Women Who Sold Communion, McSweeny's, 2004. Exclusive Interview:MM, Zyzzvya, 2004. Hour of the Fathers, American Voice, 1997. Small Craft Warnings, American Short Fiction, l995. Over the Hill, Crosscurrents, 1994. Histories of the Undead, Paris Review, 1994. Pagan Night, Zyzzyva, 1994. Something About the Nature of Midnight, Kenyon Review, 1993. Guerilla Noon, Southwest Review, 1993. The Woman After Rain, American Voice, 1992. A Conjunction of Dragon Ladies, Antaeus, 1992. Our Lady of the 43 Sorrows, Buzz, 1992. The Woman Who Could Conjure, Quarterly West, l992. Tall Tales From the Mekong Delta, Story, 1990. They Take a Photograph of You When You First Get Here, Boulevard, 1988. Squandering the Blue, Lear's, 1988. Falling In October, Los Angeles Times Magazine, 1988.


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