Randall Silvis

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer

N/A
Mercer, PA

Author's Bio

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

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Books:
Heart So Hungry (Lyons Press, 2005)
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North of Unknown (Lyons Press, 2005)
Journals: ,
Destination Discovery
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Discovery Channel Magazine
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
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The Writer
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Writer's Digest

Fiction

Books:
The Bones' Embrace (Sourcebooks, Inc., 2018)
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Two Days Gone (Sourcebooks, 2017)
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Flying Fish (PS Publishing, 2012)
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The Boy Who Shoots Crows (Penguin, 2011)
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Hangtime (Kitsune Books, Inc., 2009)
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In A Town Called Mundomuerto (Omnidawn, 2007)
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Disquiet Heart (St. Martin's Press, 2002)
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On Night's Shore (St. Martin's Press, 2001)
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Mysticus (Wolfhawk Books, 2000)
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Dead Man Falling (Carroll & Graf, 1996)
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An Occasional Hell (Permanent Press, 1993)
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Under the Rainbow (Permanent Press, 1993)
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Excelsior (Henry Holt, 1986)
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The Luckiest Man in the World (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1984)
Journals: ,
Pittsburgh Magazine
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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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English
Raised in: 
PA
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Last update: Aug 21, 2016