Silas House is a novelist, music journalist, environmental activist, and columnist. He has authored six novels: Clay's Quilt, 2001; A Parchment of Leaves, 2003; The Coal Tattoo, 2005; Eli the Good, 2009; Same Sun Here (co-authored with Neela Vaswani) 2012, and Southernmost, 2018. His writing has received numerous awards including the Nautilus Award, an EB White Award, the Appalachian Book of the Year, the Jesse Stuart Award, and the Lee Smith Award. Additionally, his most recent novel, Southernmost, was a longlist finalist for the 2019 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and was also awarded the Weatherford Award and the Judy Gaines Young Award, among other honors.
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