After thirty prairie winters and six years in Toronto, Alfred Silver finally escaped to Nova Scotia and has rarely left. He's had fourteen novels published, many scripts produced on stage or radio and released two albums of his own songs.
He's worked as a cook, actor, cab-driver, musician, day labourer, nude model and a few things he'd rather not discuss.
He won the 1997 Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award for Acadia.
He and his wife live in a hundred-year-old farmhouse in Hants County, where they spend their winters lugging firewood and their summers trying to keep the coochgrass out of the kitchen garden.
His latest book, Runaway Horses, is a historical fiction novel set during Nova Scotia's "Pony Express." Arts East says "it brings this little known historical gem to life" and it was selected as a "read your way around Nova Scotia" book by Halifax Libraries.
Silver has written four books for Pottersfield Press: