Samanta Schweblin

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Nov. 18, 1978

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Samanta Schweblin (born 1978) is an Argentine Spanish-language author currently living in Berlin. She has published three collections of short stories, a novella and a novel, besides stories that have appeared in anthologies and magazines such as The New Yorker, Granta,The Drawbridge, Harper’s Magazine and McSweeney’s. She has won numerous prestigious awards around the world and her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and adapted for film.In 2002, Schweblin published her first book El núcleo del Disturbio (The Nucleus of Disturbances), which won an award from Argentina's National Endowment for the Arts. In 2008, she won the Casa de las Americas award for her short story collection Mouthful of Birds. Her third collection of short-stories, Siete casas vacías (Seven Empty Houses) was published in 2015. Her first novel Distancia de Rescate, literally “Rescue distance”, but translated into English as Fever Dream, won the 2015 Tigre Juan Award and the 2017 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize.In 2019 she was nominated for the Man Booker International Prize for the English translation by American literary translator Megan McDowell of Mouthful of Birds. In 2020 she was again longlisted for …

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