Chosen as one of the South's "Ten Emerging Writers" by the Millennial Gathering of Writers at Vanderbilt University in 2000, Silas House's first novel received rave reviews from over 40 publications and is now nominated for AWA Book of the Year. It was chosen as a BookSense pick and is a favorite among book clubs across the nation.
House is a frequent contributor to NPR's "All Things Considered" and is contributing writer for Nashville's most respected alternative country magazine, No Depression. Until recently, House worked as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. He says that he now devotes all of his time "to writing, being a good ,father and being outside as much as possible." He lives in Lily, Kentucky (population 1200)-- where he was born and raised--with his wife and two daughters. His second novel, The Parchment of Leaves was published in September 2002. He is presently at work on his third novel.