Marisa Silver

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Marisa Silver is the author of the novels The God of War (a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize), and No Direction Home. She made her fiction debut in The New Yorker when she appeared in the inaugural Debut Fiction issue. Her collection of stories, Babe in Paradise, was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Silver's work has been included in Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Prize Stories. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her on the Web at

Bader Howar

Books by this Author

Alone With You
The God of War


My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Art can be anything.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Staring at any ocean. The endlessness of it makes me imagine.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Emma Bovary

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Having regrets. They are useless.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

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

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