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Kate Braverman —
Kate Braverman is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. She was raised in Los Angeles, which is the focus for much of her writing... (wikipedia)
There's a bizarre prejudice that exists in the New York publishing establishment that any work outside the tri-state area is being done by trained chimpanzees, that geography screens out sensibility. There's an idea that all Los Angeles writing is about the movie industry, that it's vulgar, shallow and banal.
Male critics and men in the publishing industry want from their women writers what they want from their wives. I'm interested in presenting characters that are more challenging, threatening, complicated and unpredictable.
I find women as writers and as characters are operating within narrow confines. They inherit a kind of ghetto of the soul. I'm trying to enlarge the spectrum.
As a citizen of the post-historical variety, I am in continual mourning and prepared for worse.
I'm manic-depressive, technically bi-polar II with many borderline features.