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Name  Marisa Silver
Role  Author

Spouse  Ken Kwapis
Education  Harvard University
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Born  April 23, 1960 (age 55) (1960-04-23) Shaker Heights, Ohio
Residence  Los Angeles, California
Occupation  author, film director, and screenwriter
Movies  He Said, She Said, Permanent Record, Old Enough, Vital Signs, Indecency, Community of Praise
Parents  Joan Micklin Silver, Raphael D. Silver
Books  Mary Coin, Babe in Paradise: Fiction, Alone With You: Stories, The God of War, No Direction Home
Similar People  Ken Kwapis, Joan Micklin Silver, Alan Boyce, Abba Hillel Silver, Brian Hohlfeld

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Marisa Silver (born April 23, 1960) is an American author, screenwriter and film director.


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Film work

Marisa Silver directed her first film, Old Enough, while she studied at Harvard University. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 1984, when Silver was 23. Silver went on to direct three more feature films, Permanent Record (1988), with Keanu Reeves, Vital Signs (1990) with Diane Lane and Jimmy Smits, and He Said, She Said (1991), with Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Perkins. The latter was co-directed with her husband-to-be, Ken Kwapis.

Literary work

After making her career in Hollywood, she switched her profession and entered graduate school to become a short story writer. Her first short story appeared in The New Yorker magazine in 2000 and subsequently several more stories have been published there.

Silver published the short-story collection, Babe in Paradise, in 2001. That collection was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. A story from the collection was included in The Best American Short Stories 2000. In 2005, W. W. Norton & Company published her novel, No Direction Home. Her novel The God of War was published in April 2008 by Simon & Schuster. Her second short-story collection, Alone with You, was published in 2010, and her third novel, Mary Coin, in 2013.

Her most recent work, a novel titled Little Nothing, was released September 13, 2016.

Personal life

Silver was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to Raphael Silver, a film director and producer, and Joan Micklin Silver, a director.

She and Kwapis have two sons. They reside in Los Angeles.


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