Samantha Shweblin

“We’re in a moment of transition but we’ve already won! Here in Argentina the change is really notable as there are many women writers. They’re good writers too, fresh and original.”

  1. 40 years old
  2. Born and lives in Argentina
  3. Last name is Franco-German (Alsace) in origin
  4. Studied Film in the University of Buenos Aires
  5. Writes exclusively short stories
  6. Thinks e-readers are the future but loves physical copies; she won’t purchase one due to the poverty in Argentina
  7. Inspired by the 20 or so monthly cultural events: art shows, plays, book readings etc.,
  8. In 2010 she was chosen by the Granta magazine as one of the 22 best writers in Spanish under 35 years.
  9. Her short story “Fever Dream” was nominated for the International Man Booker Prize

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