Samanta Schweblin

Argentine Samanta Schweblin is one of the most important contemporary writers in the Spanish-speaking world. Her novel, Fever Dream, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017. The same year she was named as one of the best Latin American writers under 40 by the leading literature magazine Granta. She was again a Man Booker Prize nominee for her latest book Mouthful of Birds. But this is just a small part of her list of accomplishments – since her debut in 2002, she has written five books, all of which have been critically acclaimed for their blend of discomforting realism, intimacy and contemporary relevance. So far she has been translated into 20 languages.