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Ep 87 Samantha Silva | Mary Wollstonecraft, Dickens, and the historical novel

Hi there,

Today I am so thrilled to be arts calling Samantha Silva! (

About our Guest:

Samantha Silva is an author and screenwriter based in Idaho. Over her career, she’s sold film projects to Paramount, Universal, and New Line Cinema. Love and Fury: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft is her second novel. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in One Story and LitHub. A short film, The Big Burn, which she wrote and directed, premiered at the Sun Valley Film Festival in 2018. She is currently working on a commission from Seattle Repertory Theater to adapt her debut novel, Mr. Dickens and His Carol, for the stage, and was a 2020 Idaho Commission on the Arts Literary Fellow.

Silva graduated from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, where she studied in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C. She’s lived in London three times, briefly in Rome, is an avid Italophile, and a forever Dickens devotee.

Love & Fury, now available for pre-order!

Mr. Dickens and His Carol, available now!



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Thank you so much for this amazing conversation, Samantha! All the best and happy writing!

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