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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Anyone who is living with incredible deprivation and continues on. That's courage.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I ask a lot of (too many?) questions

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Emma Bovary

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd like to be able to understand what math is about. Why math? Why the sine curve? Why, why, why?