María Cecilia Barbetta was born in 1972 in Buenos Aires and grew up in the migrant neighborhood Ballester, where her novel »Nachtleuchten« is set in. There she attended the German school. In 1996 she moved to Berlin and stayed. Her first novel »Änderungsschneiderei Los Milagros« (2008) was awarded, among other awards, the aspekte-Literaturpreis. María Cecilia Barbetta writes in German.
Her second novel, »Nachtleuchten« (2018), set on the eve of a political upheaval, was awarded the Alfred-Döblin-Preis and the Chamisso-Preis/Hellerau and was shortlisted for the Deutscher Buchpreis.
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