Past Event

A Conversation with Samanta Schweblin

October 19, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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501 Dodge Hall

Acclaimed Argentine writer Samanta Schweblin in conversation with her translator, Megan McDowell. Hosted by Susan Bernofsky, Director of Literary Translation at Columbia (LTAC).

Samanta Schweblin is the author of the novel Fever Dream, a finalist for the International Booker Prize, the novel Little Eyes and the story collection A Mouthful of Birds, both longlisted for the same prize. Seven Empty Houses, her last book, will be released in Megan McDowell’s English translation in October 2022. She has won numerous prestigious awards around the world and her books have been translated into thirty-five languages. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and Harpers's Magazine among others. Originally from Buenos Aires, Schweblin lives in Berlin.

Samanta Schweblin

Megan McDowell has translated some of the most important Latin American writers working today, including Samanta Schweblin, Alejandro Zambra, and Mariana Enriquez. Her translations have won the English PEN award, the Premio Valle-Inclán, and two O. Henry Prizes, among others, and have been finalists for the Kirkus Prize and the International Booker Prize (four times). In 2020 she won an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Santiago, Chile.

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