Marisa Silver

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Marisa Silver is the author of the novel Little Nothing, published in September 2016. Her other novels include Mary Coin, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Southern California Independent Bookseller’s Award. The God of War, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, and No Direction Home. Her first collection of short stories, Babe in Paradise was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. When her second collection, Alone With You was published, The New York Times called her “one of California’s most celebrated contemporary writers.” Her fiction has been included in The Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Prize Stories, as well as other anthologies. She lives in Los Angeles. For more, visit

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Books by this Author

Alone With You
The God of War


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Art can be anything.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Rats! Those tails!

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading/day dreaming

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. In so many different ways: hearing my kids' abandoned laughter; watching the colors of a great LA sunset; getting a sentence or a word just right (harder than you think!); listening to an elementary school orchestra performance go amazingly off the rails and then somehow right itself just in time for the final note; the smell of night blooming jasmine, travel, watching another's happiness.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd like to be a mountain.