Oliver Silver

Born in the Middle East, Oliver Silver is a British writer who grew up between the U.K and the United Arab Emirates. After finding his passion for writing six years ago after moving to the U.S, Oliver first began writing screenplays and scripts for television. There, in Los Angeles, he began working on a manuscript for what would become his first novel, Tears Of A Shadow. Now back in London, Oliver is excited to have partnered with The Book Guild, who will publish the book in the autumn of this year. With a focus on character-driven stories within the drama and thriller genres, Oliver's characters are deeply conflicted individuals, wrestling with inner demons, past choices, and their place in the world. Sexuality, power, addiction, morality, and fame are recurring themes found in his writing. Inspired by great writers such as Albert Camus, Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski, Oliver currently lives in London and alongside the development of several screenplays, is working on a second novel. 

Oliver Silver's Books

ISBN: 9781915853394


Tears of a Shadow

28 Oct 2023

I am not my thoughts. My thoughts are not me.

Jonathan Stetson’s life has not turned out the way he envisaged. Just shy of forty, his limited theatre work has dried up and he finds himself alone, broke and depressed, waiting tables just to get by. Consumed by addiction and self-loathing, he attempts to reconcile with his estranged and highly successful older brother in a bid to get his life and career back on track.

When his advances are met with resistance, Jonathan spirals further into his own dysfunction and twisted sense of reality, developing an obsessive interest in his brother’s family, especially his young nephew, as he struggles to come to terms with a world that continues to reject him…


Born in the Middle East, Oliver Silver is a British writer and actor. Tears of a Shadow is his debut novel. Oliver lives in London.