Mouthful of Birds

Pages: 240
Subject: Fiction, Translated Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld

Mouthful of Birds

Samanta Schweblin

Translated by Megan McDowell
A spellbinding collection of short stories from the Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin
9781786074560 (7 Feb 2019)
RRP £12.99

The Book


A spellbinding, eerily unsettling collection of short stories from the Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin, author of Fever Dream

Mouthful of Birds is the award-winning collection by Samanta Schweblin, critically acclaimed author of Fever Dream. Unearthly and unexpected, these stories burrow their way into your psyche with the feel of a sleepless night, where every shadow and bump in the dark takes on huge implications, leaving your pulse racing and blurring the line between the real and the strange.

With her hallmark style, made popular by Fever Dream - hailed as ‘terrifying and brilliant...dangerously addictive' by the Guardian - Samanta Schweblin haunts and mesmerizes in this extraordinary, masterful collection.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction, Translated Fiction
Pages 240
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Samanta Schweblin is the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize, and been translated into twenty languages. Her debut novel Fever Dream was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017. Originally from Buenos Aires, she lives in Berlin.

Megan McDowell has translated books by many contemporary South American and Spanish authors, and her translations have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's and The Paris Review. She lives in Chile.


‘The Grimm brothers and Franz Kafka pay a visit to Argentina in Samanta Schweblin's darkly humorous tales of people who have slipped through cracks or fallen down holes into alternate realities.'

- J.M. Coetzee

‘Samanta has a unique, inventive voice, and her stories have this ability to veer off into strange and unexpected territories with sublime grace. I admire and envy this gift.'

- Daniel Alarcón, author of At Night We Walk in Circles

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