Author Marisa Silver wants to be ALONE WITH YOU
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Art can be anything.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. That I have become less judgmental of others.
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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Emma Bovary
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Anyone who is living with incredible deprivation and continues on. That's courage.