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on What Happened Was

with Andrew Tonkovich

Bibliocracy, KPFK, 90.7

Tuesday, May 21, at 2 PM on KPFK: Katharine Haake joins me to read from and talk about her new eco-fabulist fable, What Happened Was, a short novel which inaugurates the new 11:11 climate change fiction series, Nothing Exists Alone. She’s also the author of a forthcoming memoir-in-essays, which won the inaugural Wolfson Prose Prize. Haake has written novels and short story collections over a long career, and been published widely but today we’re going to celebrate the arrival of What Happened Was, a novel which represents a stylistic and thematic culmination of so many of her interests: ecology, community, parenthood, hybrid narrative, speculative and imaginative fiction, experimentation and, always, a playful and meaningful engagement with language.  In What Happened Was, we find omission combined with elaboration, often quite poetic, funny and necessarily disturbing fictional documentation, in a set of fables which purposefully lack the details of the end of our world but which employ atmospherics and logic and richness that assumes and grieves and finds a way to speak to us now.

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on What Happened Was

with Morgan Darian

LA Public Poetry and Prose

 

LA PubPoPro intern and CSUN student Morgan Darian sits down with bestselling author Katharine Haake for a conversation about her latest eco fiction novel, What Happened Was. Haake also discusses her beginnings as a writer and how she uses her writing as a form of activism.

 

What Happened Was is out now from 11:11 Press: https://1111press.com/what-happened-was

 

Follow Katharine Haake: - Instagram: @kate_haake

 

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Katharine Haake on What Books Press

interview with Andrew Tonkovich

Bibliocracy, KPFK, 90.7

Tuesday, February 27, at 2 PM on Bibliocracy Radio, my guest is novelist and short story writer Katherine Haake, a co-founder of What Books Press. Celebrating fifteen years, this collectively run publishing outfit has worked collaboratively with prose and poetry writers to create dozens of gorgeous books, and each featuring cover art by the legendary artist Gronk. For more on What Books Press see WhatBooksPress.com. For more on writer Katherine Haake see her website, KatherineHaake.com.

 

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