Samanta Schweblin, born in 1978 in Buenos Aires, studied film studies at the University of Buenos Aires and founded an agency for web design. She has published three short story collections, the second of which “Pájaros en la boca“ (2009; en. “The truth about the future”, 2010) was published in dozens of languages and was awarded the International Award Case de las Américas. Recently she has published her debut novel “Distancia de rescate“ and the short story collection “Siete casas vacías“ (2015). In 2012 she was a guest of the Berlin artists residency of the DAAD.