Elizabeth L Silver is the author of the memoir, The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty (Penguin Press, 2017), and the critically acclaimed novel, The Execution of Noa P. Singleton (Crown, 2013).
The Execution of Noa P. Singleton was an Amazon Best Book of the Year, the Amazon Best Debut of the Month, a Kirkus Best Book of the Summer, Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year, Oprah “Ten Books to Pick up Now,” and selection for the Target Emerging Author Series. The Execution of Noa P. Singleton has been optioned for film by ImageMovers Production Company, for whom she wrote the screenplay, and was translated into Polish, French, Japanese, Russian, Thai, and Korean.
Elizabeth has been featured on PBS NewsHour and NPR, and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, New York Magazine, McSweeney’s, Lenny Letter, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Review, The Millions, The Dallas Morning News, among other publications, and she has been a writer-in-residence at several artist colonies in the United States, France, and Spain, including Ucross Foundation, Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, where she was the recipient of the Patterson Fellowship, A Room of Her Own Foundation, where she was a consultant, and the British Centre for Literary Translation.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the MA program in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in England, and Temple University Beasley School of Law, Elizabeth has taught English as a Second Language in Costa Rica, writing and literature at Drexel University and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and worked as an attorney in California and Texas, where she was a judicial clerk for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. She has served as a judge for the prestigious PEN Center Literary Awards, twice served as a PEN in the Community Teaching Artist through PEN Center USA, served as a mentor for AWP, teaches memoir for Writing Workshops Los Angeles, frequently teaches creative writing at Circle of Misse in the Loire Valley, France, and works as a development editor/manuscript consultant. For more information on these and working with Elizabeth, please visit Projects.
Elizabeth is currently working on a new novel, and several film and TV projects. Born and raised in New Orleans and Dallas, she lives in Los Angeles with her family.