Randall Silvis

Author's Bio

Prize-winning and internationally acclaimed author of sixteen books of fiction and nonfiction; prize-winning and produced playwright and screenwriter

Publications and Prizes

An Occasional Hell
(Permanent Press, 1993)
, Dead Man Falling
(Carroll & Graf, 1996)
, Disquiet Heart
(St. Martin's Press, 2002)
, Excelsior
(Henry Holt, 1986)
, Flying Fish
(PS Publishing, 2012)
, Hangtime
(Kitsune Books, Inc., 2009)
, Heart So Hungry
(Lyons Press, 2005)
, In A Town Called Mundomuerto
(Omnidawn, 2007)
, Mysticus
(Wolfhawk Books, 2000)
, North of Unknown
(Lyons Press, 2005)
, On Night's Shore
(St. Martin's Press, 2001)
, The Bones' Embrace
(Sourcebooks, Inc., 2018)
, The Boy Who Shoots Crows
(Penguin, 2011)
, The Luckiest Man in the World
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 1984)
, Two Days Gone
(Sourcebooks, 2017)
, Under the Rainbow
(Permanent Press, 1993)
Christian Science Monitor, Destination Discovery, Discovery Channel Magazine, Manoa, Pittsburgh Magazine, Prism International, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Writer, Writer's Digest
Prizes Won: 
Drue Heinz Literature Prize; Two National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship Awards; Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Grant to Barbados; Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Two Pennsylvania Council On the Arts Literature Fellowship Awards; Two Pennsylvania Council On the Arts Screenwriting Fellowship Awards; Two Pennsylvania Council On the Arts Playwriting Fellowship Awards; Indiana University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Alumni Award; Clarion University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Alumni Award; In A Town Called Mundomuerto named one of SfSite.com’s Ten Best Books of the Year; Heart So Hungry named a Toronto Globe & Mail Best Book of the Year; On Night’s Shore named to the New York Times Recommended Reading List; Three-time winner of the National Playwrights Showcase Award; Two-time winner of the Pittsburgh New Works Play Festival; Grand Prize winner of the Screenwriting Showcase Awards; An Occasional Hell named Finalist for the Hammett Prize and one of the five best books of the year by the International Association of Crime Writers; Pushcart Prize Nominee; Finalist for the Anything But Hollywood Screenwriting Award; Finalist for the New Century Writers Screenplay Award; Frankfurt E-Book Award nominee for Dead Man Falling; Finalist for the Beverly Hills Theater Guild/Julie Harris Playwright Award; Ruby Lloyd Apsey Playwriting Award from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; MacDowell Artists Colony Fellowship

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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Adults, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
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Last updated: Aug 21, 2016