Elizabeth Silver '08 returned to Temple Law on
November 5th to discuss her critically acclaimed debut
novel, The Execution of Noa P. Singleton, and the
overlapping worlds of law and storytelling. Professor David
Sonenshein facilitated the discussion through a conversational
interview in which he and Silver explored her perspective on legal
writing as a form of storytelling, with the doctrines of evidence
and civil procedure providing context and contour to the narrative.
Silver took questions from the standing room only audience
and signed copies of her book after the talk.
The Execution of Noa P. Singleton has received high
praise from literary critics and lawyers alike for its exploration
of themes like guilt, punishment, and the limits of empathy.
It has recently been optioned for a film. For more
information about the book, please visit www.elizabethlsilver.com.