Samantha Harvey, is an English author. She completed the Bath Spa Creative Writing MA course in 2005, has completed a postgraduate course in philosophy and a PhD in Creative Writing, her first novel The Wilderness, is written from the point of view of man developing Alzheimer's disease, describes through fractured prose the unravelling effect of the disease. Her second novel, All Is Song, is a novel about moral and filial duty, about the choice between questioning and conforming; the author has described the novel as a modern day reimagining of the life of Socrates. Her third novel, Dear Thief, is a long letter from a woman to her absent friend, detailing the emotional fallout of a love triangle; the novel is said to be based on the Leonard Cohen song Famous Blue Raincoat. It was published in 2014 by Jonathan Cape, her fourth novel, The Western Wind, was published in March 2018. Her short stories have appeared in Granta Magazine and on BBC Radio 4. Harvey's novels have been considered for many prizes, including the Man Booker Prize, the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Orange Prize.
In 2010 she was named one of the 12 best new British novelists by The Culture Show. She is a Senior Lecturer on the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and a member of the Academy for the Rathbones Folio Prize, she was a member of the jury for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Wilderness All Is Song Dear Thief The Western Wind Shortlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for The Western Wind Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes Longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize Longlisted for the Baileys Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award Winner of the AMI Literature Award Winner of the Betty Trask Prize Harvey's novels have been published in the following translations: Chinese, French, Greek, Norwegian and Romanian
Conus variegatus, common name the variable cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are venomous, they are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled or not at all. The size of the shell varies between 43 mm; the color of the shell is yellowish brown or chestnut-color, maculated with brown on the shoulder, The shell shows numerous fine chocolate revolving lines broken up into spots. This species occurs in the Atlantic Ocean off Angola. Kiener L. C. 1844-1850. Spécies général et iconographie des coquilles vivantes. Vol. 2. Famille des Enroulées. Genre Cone, pp. 1-379, pl. 1-111. Paris, Rousseau & J. B. Baillière Puillandre, N.. F.. M.. "One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails". Journal of Molluscan Studies. 81: 1–23. Doi:10.1093/mollus/eyu055. PMC 4541476. PMID 26300576; the Conus Biodiversity website Cone Shells - Knights of the Sea "Varioconus variegatus".
Gastropods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019