Samantha Hunt‘s debut novel, The Seas, won a National Book Foundation award for writers under thirty-five. She is also the author of Mr. Splitfoot, Dark, Dark: Stories, and The Invention of Everything Else. Hunt’s writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, A Public Space, Tin House, Cabinet, among others.
“One of the most distinctive and unforgettable voices I have read in years.”
“Creepy and poetic, subversive and strangely funny, [and] a phenomenal piece of literature.”
“Hunt’s spare narrative is as mysterious and lyrical as a mermaid’s song. The strands of her story are touched with magic, strange in the best possible way and very pleasurable to read.”
“Urgently real and magically unreal . . . A breathy, wonderful holler of a novel, deeply lodged in the ocean’s merciless blue . . . [Hunt] sinks an anchor into the soul of its lost young protagonist.”
—The Village Voice
“An aqueous affair, flooded with water themes . . . Hunt’s writing is free of affectation and carries surprising conviction.”
—The New Yorker