Elizabeth L Silver is the author of the memoir, The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty, to be published in April 2017 by The Penguin Press, 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 is writing the screenplay, and translated into Polish, French, Japanese, Russian, Thai, and Korean.
Elizabeth’s writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Lenny Letter, New York Magazine, 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 in Wyoming, Byrdcliffe Artist Colony in Woodstock, where she was the recipient of the Patterson Fellowship, A Room of Her Own Foundation in New Mexico, where she was a consultant, and the British Centre for Literary Translation in Tarazona, Spain. She teaches frequently at Circle of Misse, a writing retreat in the Loire Valley, France.
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 co-runs the West Coast wing of the Pen Parentis Literary Salons, has served as a PEN in the Community Writing Instructor, is the founder of the Writing Retreat at Ramah in the Rockies, has worked as a mentor for AWP, and teaches creative writing privately. For more information on these and working with Elizabeth for manuscript consultations, 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.