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Samantha Hunt


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Samantha Hunt was born in 1971 in Pound Ridge, New York. The Seas is her debut novel - it won the National Book Foundation's award for writers under 35 and was voted one of the Top 27 Books of 2004 by the Voice Literary Supplement. She is also the author of The Invention of Everything Else which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2009. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Esquire, A Public Space, Cabinet, Tin House, Seed Magazine, New York Magazine, Blind Spot, Harper's Bazaar, and The Believer. Her work has been translated into seven languages. Samantha Hunt teaches writing at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   The Seas (2004)
   The Invention of Everything Else (2008)
   Mr. Splitfoot (2016)
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Collections
   The Dark Dark (2017)
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Non fiction show
 
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Thirst (2024)
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Headshot (2024)
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Your Utopia (2024)
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"Bora Chung's stories glisten at the border of our weird world, and all our other weird worlds. A truly sublime book."

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Anthologies containing stories by Samantha Hunt
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Tiny Nightmares (2020)
Very Short Stories of Horror
edited by
Lincoln Michel and Nadxieli Nieto
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 (2018)
(Best American Nonrequired Reading)
edited by
Sheila Heti
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Trampoline (2003)
An Anthology
edited by
Kelly Link

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