Sunday, February 24, 2008

New Novel by Samantha Hunt


This morning at our local bookstore, I picked up a copy of The Invention of Everything Else (Houghton Mifflin, 2008), Samantha Hunt's new novel about the last days of the inventor Nikola Tesla. Heidi Julavits writes, "Samantha Hunt's unforgetable dreamscape of a novel is a love letter to New York, to science, to inspiration, to loneliness. Hunt weaves history and imagination to create a seductively original world I wanted to live in forever. The Invention of Everything Else is like nothing else I've read."

You can read Lisa Kunik's interview with Samantha here.

The Washington Post Book World review of The Invention of Everything Else is here.

Samantha was a student at Warren Wilson while I was in the program.

Her debut novel, The Seas (MacAdam/Cage, 2004) was very well reviewed and her work has appeared in places like McSweeney's, The Believer, and The New Yorker.

She is going to be a star, I think.

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