Schweblin graduated in Film at the University of Buenos Aires and runs her own design agency. In 2001, she was awarded first prize by both the National Fund for the Arts and the Haroldo Conti National Competition for her first book, El núcleo del disturbio (2002). In 2008, she won the Casa de la Américas Prize for her second book, Pájaros en la boca as well as Mexico’s FONCA grant for the promotion of culture and art. Her stories have been translated into German, English, Italian, French, Portuguese, Swedish and Serbian, for publication in numerous anthologies, magazines and cultural publications. ‘Olingiris’ is a new story.