Samantha Hunt is the author of five books. The Unwritten Book, a non-fiction investigation into our relationships with the dead; The Seas, about a girl who might be a mermaid; The Dark Dark, a collection of short fictions; Mr. Splitfoot, a ghost story; and The Invention of Everything Else about Nikola Tesla. Hunt is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Bard Fiction Prize, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Prize, the St. Francis College Literary Prize and a blue-ribbon winner of the Montgomery Place Pie contest. She has been a finalist for the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner. Hunt teaches at Pratt Institute. She is mother to three, sister to five.

She is a gardener and beekeeper; a wild swimmer, singer, and forest enthusiast.