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Samanta Schweblin


Considered one of the most important voices of today's new Argentine literature, her work, between uncomfortable realism, fantasy and science fiction, has been translated into more than 24 languages. Samanta Schweblin began her literary career with the books of short stories El núcleo del disturbio (Destino, 2002) and Pájaros en la boca (Lumen, 2010), with which she won the prestigious Casa de las Américas Award. In 2010 she was included in the prestigious magazine Granta among the best Latin American storytellers of her generation. Distancia del rescate (Literatura Random House, 2014) was her first novel, a story in which she crosses supernatural elements with the real problem of the use of pesticides in the countryside, where, as in all her work, Schweblin departs from the everyday world to immerse us in the fantastic world and terror. With this work she won the Tigre Juan, Ojo Crítico and was nominated for the Man Booker Prize 2017. Her work also includes Kentukis (Random House Literature, 2018) and the reissue of Pájaros en la boca y otros cuentos (Random House Literature, 2017), an anthology of her best stories.

Update: 8 February 2022


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Samanta Schweblin

Anatomy of restlessness