Samantha Harvey (born in Kent, England in 1975) is an English 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.
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
In 2010 she was named one of the 12 best new British novelists by The Culture Show.
- The Wilderness (2009)
- All Is Song (2012)
- Dear Thief (2014)
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.