María Cecilia Barbetta was born in Buenos Aires in 1972 where she studied German as a foreign language. In 1996, she moved to Berlin with a DAAD-scholarship to pursue her PhD and has lived there ever since. She obtained her doctorate from the FU Berlin in 2000, and has been a freelance author since 2005, and a member of German PEN since 2011. Barbetta has won several scholarships and awards. She gained the aspekte-Literaturpreis in 2008, the Adelbert von Chamisso-Förderpreis and the Bayern 2-Wortspiele award in 2009 for her debut novel. In 2013, she received a literature fellowship at the Villa Massimo in Rome. In 2014, she was awarded the stipend of the Berlin Senate and the German literature fund Darmstadt. In 2017 she was awarded the Alfred-Döblin-Preis for her manuskript “Bloody Mary”.
Änderungsschneiderei Los Milagros. Novel. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2008.
Nachtleuchten. Novel. S. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main 2018.