Born in 1978 in Buenos Aires, she studied Film, specializing in screenplay writing. Her short story collections El núcleo del disturbio, Pájaros en la boca and Siete casas vacías have won the Casa de las Américas, Juan Rulfo and Ribera del Duero Short Fiction prizes. Fever Dream, her first novel, won the Tigre Juan and Estado Crítico prizes and has been nominated for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. Samanta Schweblin’s writings have been translated into more than twenty languages and she has been a fellow of several institutions. She has lived in Mexico, Italy and China and has been living in Berlin for the last four years, where she writes and gives literary workshops.