Elizabeth L Silver is the author of the 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), which 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 (Robert Zemeckis) and has is translated into Polish, French, Japanese, Russian, Thai and Korean.
Elizabeth’s writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Review, The Millions, The Dallas Morning News, and others. 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. A recipient of residencies and fellowships from UCross Foundation, Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, and A Room of Her Own Foundation, she frequently teaches creative writing for Circle of Misse in France and the PEN Center USA. Born and raised in New Orleans and Dallas, she currently lives in Los Angeles with her family.