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Samanta Schweblin

Samanta Schweblin was born in Buenos Aires in 1978. Her first book, the short story collection El núcleo del disturbio, was awarded first prize by El Fondo Nacional de las Artes de Argentina and the Concurso Nacional Haroldo Conti. She won the Casa de las Américas prize in 2008 for her second book, Pájaros en la boca, in which “Preserves” appears. Her stories have been translated into German, Czech, French, Italian, Portuguese, Serbian, and Swedish.

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