Silas House

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location Eastern Kentucky, United States
Introduction Silas House's writing is known for his lyrical prose and his attention to nature, spirituality, the operations of families, and the idea of created families. His work has been a two time finalist for the Southern Book Critics Circle Prize and has won the Fiction Prize from the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Award of Special Achivement from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Chaffin Award for Literature, the Appalachian Book of the Year, and two Kentucky Literary Awards for Novel of the Year, among other honors. His books CLAY'S QUILT and A PARCHMENT OF LEAVES were national bestsellers. He is a contributing editor for NO DEPRESSION magazine and is one of Nashville's most in-demand press kit writers, having penned the bios of Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Tim O'Brien, LeAnn Womack, Marshall Chapman, and many others. House is also a popular columnist and commentator who has appeared several times on NPR's "All Things Considered. He lives in Eastern Kentucky. Photo by Curt Richter
Interests Writing, Writers, Books, Film, Music, The South, Appalachia, Environment, Religion, Politics, Justice, .
Favorite Movies The Trip to Bountiful, Bonnie and Clyde, Dazed and Confused, Hud, Paper Moon, Places in the Heart, Tender Mercies, Junebug, Jude, Badlands, The Color of Paradise, In the Bedroom, Harold and Maude, Matewan, Dogfight, Coal Miner's Daughter, The Outsiders, The Last Picture Show, A Very Long Engagement, Little Miss Sunshine, Children of Men, Volver, Splendor in the Grass, I Confess, The Birds, About Schmidt, Love Actually, Gas Food Lodging, The Missing, The Ice Storm, I Am Sam, A History of Violence, ET, A Perfect World, Stand by Me, Tie Me Up! Time Me Down!, Talk to Her, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Psycho, Another Woman, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Goonies, Marnie, The Village, Torn Curtain, Cool Hand Luke, Far North, Night Mother, too many more to mention.
Favorite Music Loretta Lynn, Teddy Thompson, Scott Miller, The White Stripes, Brandi Carlile, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, Alison Krauss, Sufjan Stevens, Cat Power, Abigail Washburn, Adrienne Young, Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller, Susan Tedeschi, Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin, Patty Loveless, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Ritter, Joan Osborne, Carla Gover, Mitch Barrett, Cat Stevens, Kate Larken, Ray LaMontagne, John Mellencamp, Patsy Cline, Nina Simone, Chet Baker, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Emmylou Harris, Dock Boggs, Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerard, Bill Monroe, Roscoe Holcomb, Stringbean, Iris Dement.
Favorite Books Angle of Repose, Jude the Obscure, To Kill a Mockingbird, My Antonia, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Tess of the D'Ubervilles, O Pioneers!, Because of Winn Dixie, Fair and Tender Ladies, The Woodlanders, Love Medicine, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The Clearing, Housekeeping, The Color Purple, The Dollmaker, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, The Unquiet Earth, Beloved, Coming Through Slaughter, Gilead, Father and Son, Of Love and Other Demons, Bucolics, Saving Grace, From the Mountain From the Valley, Alias Grace, Affliction, The Devil's Dream, Joe, The Heaven of Mercury, Amy and Isabelle, Raney, My Dog Skip, Bridge to Terabithia, Spencer's Mountain, The Homecoming, Black Mountain Breakdown, The Outsiders, Peyton Place, Middlesex, . Thomas Hardy, Willa Cather, Harriette Arnow, Alice Walker, Louise Erdrich, Mary Hood, John Irving, Michael Onndaatje, Denise Giardina, Lee Smith, Larry Brown, James Still, Neela Vaswani, Ron Rash, Pam Duncan, Maurice Manning, Wallace Stegner, Margaret Atwood, many others.