Interviews with Marisa Silver
Marisa Silver on “Little Nothing,” her novel about a girl born a dwarf who shifts shape to survive
In Marisa Silver’s Little Nothing (Blue Rider Press), an ugly young dwarf girl transforms first into a beauty, then into a tall woman, then into a wolf. We talk about metamorphosis and how the depths of the psyche intersects with the inner structure of fairy tales. Little Nothing is a novel that risks being a structure of pure imagination – Marisa Silver tells why she took the risk.
Little Nothing Author Marisa Silver: ‘We All Turn Our Backs on Difference’
Marisa Silver on 5 Unconventional Works of Fiction that Inspire Her
Marisa Silver on Fables, Torture, and Reading the Obituaries: an interview with the author of Little Nothing
Identity is a Fickle Thing: An Interview with Marisa Silver
Marisa Silver talks to Caroline Leavitt about transformation, wandering around thinking about what to write, scandal, magic, fairytales, and her brilliant new novel, LITTLE NOTHING
Marisa Silver in conversation with critic Bethanne Patrick about Mary Coin on Booktalk Nation, hosted by Skylight Books
In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.
Marisa Silver talks with Midwestern Gothic about her time in the Midwest, childhood memories, her film career, and more
Francesca Rheannon of Writer’s Voice talks to Marisa Silver about Mary Coin
Michael Silverblatt interviews Marisa Silver about Mary Coin on the radio program Bookworm
Marisa Silver speaks with David Ulin, book critic at the Los Angeles Times, about her latest, Mary Coin, at Skylight Books
Marisa Silver talks to Caroline Leavitt about Mary Coin, Dorothea Lange, drinking lots of tea, whether or not art can be immoral, and so much more
“For her third novel, Mary Coin, Marisa Silver crafted a story based on Dorothea Lange’s now-iconic Depression-era photo “Migrant Mother,” weaving three lives together over a 90-year span while exploring the interplay of personal relationships and documentary objects.”
“You can stare at that photo of Florence Owens Thompson, taken by Dorothea Lange in 1936, for hours. It’s like a conversation that way.”
Marisa Silver reads her story “Three Girls” at the Hammer Museum, followed by an interview with author Mona Simpson.
Marisa tells a joke on NPR, then discusses her writing, her dark past as a filmmaker, and her attendance at an exorcism.
Marisa Silver in conversation with poet and memoirist Meghan O’Rourke
The Ecotone interview with Marisa Silver, by Joanna Mulder, discussing the two-sided nature of intimacy, the difference between fiction writing and screenwriting, and the need for a writer to be nonjudgmental in order to truly inhabit her character
“a quasi-regular feature in which the first three questions are customized and the remaining seven are the same for all comers”