Samantha Harvey


Born
in Kent, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1975


Samantha Harvey has completed postgraduate courses in philosophy and in Creative Writing. In addition to writing, she has traveled extensively and taught in Japan and has lived in Ireland and New Zealand. She recently co-founded an environmental charity and lives in Bath, England.

Her first novel, The Wilderness, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2009, longlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize and won the 2009 Betty Trask Prize.

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The Western Wind

3.43 avg rating — 2,641 ratings — published 2018 — 11 editions
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Dear Thief

3.44 avg rating — 909 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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The Wilderness

3.38 avg rating — 750 ratings — published 2008 — 22 editions
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The Shapeless Unease: A Yea...

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All Is Song

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“This is what writing does to you, it seems, it turns objects that used to be just things in your life into things that must be described, and at the same time makes them feel increasingly indescribable.”
Samantha Harvey, Dear Thief

“Nothing had changed since those days except that everything had degraded and two decades of light had beaten the colours back a shade.”
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“while it only requires a single yes to get married, to get divorced you have to say no so many times in so many different ways, and so expensively, that it does not always seem worth the trouble.”
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