Samantha Hunt's novel about Nikola Tesla, The Invention of Everything Else, was a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her first novel, The Seas, earned her selection as one of the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 that year. Her novel, Mr. Splitfoot, was an IndieNext Pick. Her story collection, The Dark Dark, was a best book of the year at NPR and Vogue, as well as a winner of the St. Francis College Literary Prize and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, McSweeney's, Tin House, A Public Space, and many others. She lives in upstate New York.