Samanta Schweblin is an Argentinian literary fiction author best known for her debut novel “Fever Dream.” Schweblin grew up in a Buenos Aires suburb from where she started her writing career though she has been living in Berlin since 2012. For her critically acclaimed works, she has been celebrated as her generation’s most innovative Spanish author even though her debut came nearly two decades ago.
After enjoying much success in Argentina and other parts of the world, her novels are now printed in more than 35 languages across the globe. However, it is only recently that her novels and short story collections came into the radar of English readers in the United States. The introduction to the author was when her novel “Fever Dream” was translated into English in 2017. “Fever Dream” her debut would later make the shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize. In 2019, her second novel “Kentukis” that was translated into English as “Little Eyes” made the Longlist for the Man Booker International Prize.
With critically acclaimed and award-winning works published, Schweblin has cemented her reputation as one of the rare authors that are exceptional in writing in both the novel and short fiction formats. In between appearing in South America and Reykjavik, she has been speaking about how to write, reading Kafka in German, and talking about her literary inspirations.
Books (In English) in order of publication:
|Birds in the Mouth||(2010)|
|Mouthful of Birds||(2010)|