Samanta Schweblin studied image and sound, specializing in screenplay writing. At just twenty years old, she embarked on a literary career that has brought her great success with critics and readers alike. She first came to attention in Spain for her book Pájaros en la boca, a collection of short stories that had gained her the Premio Casa de las América. In 2010 she was included in Granta's list of the twenty best Ibero-American fiction writers of her generation. In 2012 she was awarded the Premio Juan Rulfo for her story "Un hombre sin suerte," while in 2014 she won the Premio Konex-Diploma for her career as a short story writer. Samanta Schweblin has been hailed as one of the greatest Argentinian short story writers of recent decades. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for her novel Distancia de rescate (Fever Dream), translated by Megan McDowell.