Samantha Hunt’s novel, Mr. Splitfoot, is about orphans who talk to the dead. It connects con artists, mothers and meteors in a subversive ghost story. The Dark Dark, Hunt's first collection of short stories, maps fear of the night. Hunt’s second book, The Invention of Everything Else, a novel about inventor Nikola Tesla, was a finalist for the Orange Prize and winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her first novel, The Seas, won a National Book Foundation award for writers under thirty-five. Hunt’s fiction has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Tin House, the New York Times and a number of other fine publications.