Samantha Harvey





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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Dear Thief

3.46 avg rating — 734 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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The Wilderness

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All Is Song

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Transatlantic Transcendenta...

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Bounty Hunter: A Novella

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The Western Wind

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La mémoire égarée

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La Verite Sur William: Trad...

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“She would be afraid to fly when it came to it, and the rest of the world is not so interesting, Jacob, only different people doing the same things in a foreign language. pg. 198”
Samantha Harvey, The Wilderness

“Nothing had changed since those days except that everything had degraded and two decades of light had beaten the colours back a shade.”
Samantha Harvey, Dear Thief

“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

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