author of Southernmost
Friday, October 19 11:15 a.m.
Silas House returns to the symposium with his sixth novel Southernmost, the story of a Tennessee preacher who, after a disastrous Cumberland river flood, embarks on a search for his ostracized, gay brother. House's other novels include The Coal Tattoo, A Parchment of Leaves, Clay’s Quilt, Eli the Good, and Same Sun Here (with Neela Vaswani). He also co-wrote Something’s Rising, a collection of creative nonfiction with Jason Howard, and has written three plays: In These Fields (co-written with Sam Gleaves), This Is My Heart for You, and The Hurting Part.
Did You Know?
- House teaches in the MFA program at Spalding University and is NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College.
- He is also a music journalist, writing for No Depression and NPR's All Things Considered.
- He is the recipient of the Appalachian Book of the Year award, the EB White Award, and the Lee Smith Award, among others.