Braverman, Kate

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Braverman, Kate Gender: F
born on 5 February 1949 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°56' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 13°37 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 18°33'


American novelist, short story writer, and poet. Los Angeles, the city where she grew up, was the focus for much of her writing.

She 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 died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on 12 October 2019 at age 70.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes her in an interview by Elizabeth Block on the Bookslut website in February 2006: "I'm an Aquarius with Virgo rising and moon in Taurus. Year of the Ox." [1]. She gives the same info in "Lonely Latitudes: Even After She Finished Writing, Kate Braverman Was Alone With Her Novel" by Paul Ciotti, Los Angeles Times, 29 June 1988, p. F1.

Note: "Contemporary Authors" gives her birth data as 5 February 1950, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scholfield remarked that "The Moon was in Virgo on that date so she probably means that she has Taurus rising and Virgo Moon. A speculative time of 11 a.m. gives a chart with this combination." This was a mistake. In December 2018 the year was changed to 1949 and the time to 8pm, giving a chart as Braverman describes, with "Virgo rising and moon in Taurus."


  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoir, "Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles")
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels and short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Literary awards)