Katharine Haake

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Professor, Associate Chair
(818) 677-3409
Office location:
Sierra Tower, Room 710


Katharine Haake’s new novel is The Time of Quarantine (forthcoming, What Books Press). She is the author of three prior collections of short stories, The Origin of Stars (What Books, 2009), The Height and Depth of Everything (University of Nevada, 2001), and No Reason on Earth (Dragon Gate Press, 1986), and a hybrid novel, That Water, Those Rocks (Nevada, 2003). Her short fiction has appeared widely in such magazines as The Iowa Review, Witness, One Story, New Letters, and The Santa Monica Review, and has been featured in the online magazine, Segue, as well as in LA’s New Short Fiction Performance Series. Haake is a recipient of an Individual Artist’s Grant from the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Los Angeles, along with distinguished story recognitions from Best American Short Stories and Best of the West, an Editor’s Choice Award from Cream City Review, and an Honorable Mention in the Fountain Award for Speculative Fiction. A regular contributor to scholarship in the theory and pedagogy of creative writing, she is also the author of What Our Speech Disrupts: Feminism and Creative Writing Studies (NCTE, 2000), with Hans Ostrom and the late Wendy Bishop, Metro: Journeys in Writing Creatively (Longmans, 2000). She teaches at California State University, Northridge.



The Time of Quarantine, a Novel, What Books Press (2012).

The Origin of Stars and Other Stories, What Books Press (2009).

That Water, Those Rocks: A Novel, University of Nevada Press (2003).

The Height and Depth of Everything: Short Stories, University of Nevada Press (2001).

Metro: A Sourcebook for Writing Creatively, with Wendy Bishop and Hans Ostrom. Longmans (2000).

What Our Speech Disrupts: Feminism and Creative Writing Theory, NCTE (2000).

No Reason on Earth: Short Stories. Seattle, Washington: Dragon Gate, Inc. (1986).


The Origin of Stars and Other Stories. New Short Fiction Series, Director Sally Shore. Beverly Hills Library (October 10, 2003).

Featured Writer

Seque, on line (November 2003, Special 5-year retrospective, Fall 2006).

Selected Stories in Journals

Selections from The Time of Quarantine, "Corridors Magazine" (online, 2011).

“The Hunger of Aliens,” Sonora Review, (2010).

“Time of Quarantine” and “One Soupy Day,” novel excerpts, Corridors Magazine, online (forthcoming).

“The Immortal Feet,” One Story (January 2004).

“The Place that Was Nowhere,” Santa Monica Review (Fall 2003).

“The Opposite of Stone,” Witness, Vol. XVII, No.1 (2003).

“The Deaf Musician,” The Iowa Review, Vol. 32, No.3 (2003).

“The Quality of Listening,” New Letters, Vol..67, No.1 (2000).

“A River to Walk,” Volt, No. 6 (2000).

“The Land of Sculpture,” 13th Moon, XIII, 1&2 (1995).

“Arrow Math,” Michigan Quarterly Review, Vol.XXXIV, No.1 (Winter 1995).

“Family Histories,” Cream City Review, Vol.18, No.6 (1994).

“Transition Zones,” Quarterly West, No.36 (Winter 1992/93).

“Willow, Split Willow,” The Iowa Review, Vol.21, No.2 (1991).

“What I Knew,” Witness, Vol.IV, No.1 (1990).

“The Woman in the Water,” The Iowa Review, Vol.19, No.3 (1989).

“Three Days Down River to Heaven,” Kansas Quarterly (Summer 1989).

“The Laying on of Hands,” Mississippi Review, Vol.17, No.3 (Summer 1989).

“All This Land,” the minnesota review, N.S.32 (Spring 1989).

“A Small Measure of Safety,” Carolina Quarterly, Vol.40, No.2 (Winter 1988).

“Burning the Lost Country,” Indiana Review, Vol.7, No.3 (Summer 1984).

“Recently I've Discovered My Mistake,” Telescope, Vol.3, No.2 (Spring 1984).

“Bear and Other Pale Giants,” The Greensboro Review, No.34 (Summer 1983).

“Deep End,” LA Reader, Vol.5, No.33 (3 June 1983).

“Another Kind of Nostalgia,” the minnesota review, N.S.20 (Spring 1983).

“Could You Fondle a Fat Man?” The Chariton Review, Vol.9, No.1 (Spring 1983).

—and others