Samantha Harvey is the author of four novels, The Wilderness, All Is Song, Dear Thief and The Western Wind, and of a memoir, The Shapeless Unease.

Her novels have been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Guardian First Book Award, the Walter Scott Prize and the James Tait Black Prize, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Baileys Prize, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize and the HWA Gold Crown Award. The Wilderness was the winner of the AMI Literature Award and the Betty Trask Prize, and The Western Wind won the 2019 Staunch Book Prize.

The Shapeless Unease was published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in January 2020, and in the US by Grove Atlantic in May 2020.

She lives in Bath, UK, and is a Reader in creative writing at Bath Spa University.

‘One of the UK’s most exquisite stylists.’ THE GUARDIAN

‘This generation’s Virginia Woolf.’ THE TELEGRAPH














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