Samantha Harvey (born in Kent, England in 1975) is an author. She completed the Bath Spa Creative Writing MA course in 2005, 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. Her second novel, All Is Song (2012), is a novel about moral and filial duty, and about the choice between questioning and conforming.
In 2010 she was named one of the 12 best new British novelists by The Culture Show.
- The Wilderness (2009)
- All Is Song (2012)
Nominations and prizes
- Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (2009)
- Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize (2009)
- Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award (2009)
- Winner of the AMI Literature Award (2009)
- Winner of the Betty Trask Prize (2009)
Harvey's novels have been published in the following translations: Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Norwegian, Portuguese and Romanian.
- text on the inside of the backcover of The Wilderness
- text on the inside cover of All Is Song