Samantha Harvey's The Wilderness Named to Orange Prize Longlist

Exciting news for Nan A. Talese author Samantha Harvey—The Wilderness, Samantha’s debut novel has just been named to the longlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction.

According to, “The Orange Prize for Fiction is awarded to the woman who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English.” The shortlist will be announced April 21, 2009. For more information on Samantha Harvey, please visit

“In the glut of novels being published at the moment a really exciting debut is as rare as it ever was. Samantha Harvey’s first novel is an extraordinary dramatization of a mind in the process of disintegration. [The Wilderness is] brilliant— read it now, before it scoops up all the prizes.”—The Times (UK)