Sara Baume

Sara Baume studied fine art before earning a master’s in creative writing. Her first novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and it was short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award. She is also the recipient of the Davy Byrnes Short Story Award and the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. Her second novel is A Line Made by Walking. She lives in West Cork, Ireland.


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