Samanta Schweblin was born in Buenos Aires in 1978. In 2001, she was awarded first prize by both the National Fund for the Arts and the Haroldo Conti National Competition for her debut, El Núcleo del Disturbio (where 'To Kill a Dog' appears). In 2008, she won the Casa de las Américas prize for her second collection of stories, Pájaros en la boca. Two years later, she was listed among the Best of Young Spanish Writers by Granta Magazine. Her work has been translated into numerous languages and appeared in more than twenty countries. She lives in Berlin.
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