Silas House is the internationall bestselling author of five novels -- Clay 's Quilt, 2001; A Parchment of Leaves, 2003; The Coal Tattoo, 2005; Eli the Good, 2009; and Same Sun Here ( co-authored with Neela Vaswani) 2012 -- as well as the ook of creative nonfiction -- Something 's Rising, co-authored with Jason Howard, 2009; and three plays: The Hurting Part ( 2005), This Is My Heart for You ( 2012), and In These Fields, with Sam Gleaves, 2016.
His work requently appears in The New York Times and Salon. He is former commentator for NPR 's " All Things Considered ". His writing has appeared in Oxford American, Narrative, Blackbird, Newsday, as ofte as in nthologies such as Best Food Writing, 2015 and New Stories From he South, The Year 's Best: 2004. House serves on the fiction faculty at the Spalding MFA in Creative Writing and as the NEH Chair at Berea College.
As th music writer House has worked for and with artists such as Lee Ann Womack, Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Jason Isbell, The Judds, Jim James, and countles others.
He is recipient of three honorary doctorates and is winner of the Nautilus Award, an EB White Award, the Appalachian Book of the ear, the Jesse Stuart Award, the Lee Smith Award, and few other honors.