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

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Marisa Silver
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Art can be anything.

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

A. Reading/day dreaming

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

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

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Emma Bovary

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