Samanta Schweblin

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Samanta Schweblin
Born 1978
Buenos Aires
Occupation Writer
Language Spanish language
Education Film studies
Alma mater University of Buenos Aires
Genre Short story, Novel

Samanta Schweblin (Buenos Aires, 1978) is an Argentine Spanish language author, who has published three collection of short stories and a novel, besides having stories published in anthologies and magazines. Her work has won numerous awards and has been translated in over 20 languages including English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Serbian, and Swedish. She resides in Berlin.[1][2]

In 2002, Schweblin published her first book El núcleo del Disturbio (The Nucleus of Disturbances), which won an award from Argentina's National Fund of the Arts and first place at the Harold Conti National Contest. In 2008, she won the Casa de las Americas award for her short-story collection Pájaros en la boca (Mouthful of Birds).[2] Her third collection of short-stories, Siete casas vacías (Seven Empty Houses) was published in 2015. Her first novel Distancia de Rescate (lit. Rescue distance), translated into English as Fever Dream, was nominated for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize.[3]

Schweblin was included in the anthologies Quand elles se glissent dans la peau d'un homme (Éditions Michalon, Francia. 2007),Una terraza propia (Norma, 2006), La joven guardia (Norma, 2005), and Cuentos Argentinos (Siruela, España 2004), among others. An English translation of her story Killing a Dog was published in the Summer 2009 issue of the London-based quarterly newspaper The Drawbridge.[4] Translations of her stories have also been published in The New Yorker and in Granta.[5][6]

In 2010 she was chosen by the Granta magazine as one of the 22 best writers in Spanish under 35 years.[7]



  1. ^ "Samanta Schweblin". Penguin Randomhouse. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Samanta Schweblin". Granta. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  3. ^ Treisman, Deborah (2017-05-22). "This Week in Fiction: Samanta Schweblin on an Adult Man's Infantilization". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2018-03-03. 
  4. ^ Schweblin, Samanta. "Killing a dog". The Drawbridge (13). Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  5. ^ Schweblin, Samanta (29 May 2017). "The size of things". The New Yorker. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  6. ^ Scheweblin, Samanta. "Olingiris". Granta 113: The best of young Sanish-language novelists (Winter 2010). Granta. 
  7. ^ Rohter, Larry (2010-10-01). "Granta Names 22 'Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 

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