Marisa Silver, author of the novel Little Nothing is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.
Marisa Silver, who began her artistic career in her twenties as a film director (Permanent Record, He Said She Said), and then turned to novels (The God of War, Mary Coin), discusses her latest novel, Little Nothing, a fantasy set in Eastern Europe in the early years of the twentieth century, and involves a girl who changes form and identity as the world becomes modern.
In the interview, Marisa Silver talks about the relationship between the film-making and novel-writing, the role of themes in her work, and the nature of her artistic choices. Marisa Silver is the daughter of the noted independent film director Joan Micklin Silver.
A shorter version of this interview aired on KPFA’s Bookwaves program.