Samantha Harvey

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Samantha Harvey (born in Kent, England in 1975) is an English author.[1] She completed the Bath Spa Creative Writing MA course in 2005,[2] and has also completed a postgraduate course in philosophy and a PhD in Creative Writing. Her first novel is The Wilderness (2009), a book about the unravelling effect of Alzheimer's disease.[1] Her second novel, All Is Song (2012), is a novel about moral and filial duty, and about the choice between questioning and conforming.[3]

Her third novel, Dear Thief, is a long letter from a woman to her absent friend, detailing the emotional fallout of a love triangle. It was published on 25th September 2014 by Jonathan Cape

Her short stories have appeared in Granta Magazine [1] and on BBC Radio 4.[4]

In 2010 she was named one of the 12 best new British novelists by The Culture Show.[1]

She is a tutor on the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and a member of the Academy for the Folio Prize.


  • The Wilderness (2009)
  • All Is Song (2012)
  • Dear Thief (2014)

Nominations and prizes[edit]


Harvey's novels have been published in the following translations: Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Norwegian, Portuguese and Romanian.[1]



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  2. ^ text on the inside of the backcover of The Wilderness
  3. ^ text on the inside cover of All Is Song
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