Discipline: Literature – fiction

Samantha Hunt

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Tivoli, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2015

Samantha Hunt is the author of Mr. Splitfoot, a ghost story. Her novel The Invention of Everything Else won the Bard Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Orange Prize. Her novel The Seas won a National Book Foundation award for writers under 35. Hunt’s writing has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, McSweeney's, This American Life, A Public Space, Tin House, Cabinet, and a number of other fine publications. "The Difference Engine," Hunt's story about the life of Charles Babbage, was produced by the Theater of the Two-Headed Calf. She lives in Tivoli, New York and teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Portrait by Marion Ettlinger



Samantha Hunt worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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