Part Kjersti Skomsvold, part Patrick McCabe, Spill Simmer Falter Wither is wholly different kind of love story, a conversation alomost entirely told from one side, that spans the four seasons echoed in the novel's title. Written with tremendous empathy and insight, Baume's debut captures the incremental destructive essence of loneliness, and confirms the talent so emphatically acknowledged by the Davy Brynes Award jury.
SARA BAUME was born in Lancashire in 1984. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from IADT Dun Laoghaire in 2007. In 2008 she received the inaugural Douglas Hyde Gallery studentship award, and over the following few years her articles, reviews, interviews and reports on visual art appeared in the VAN, Circa Art Magazine and Paper Visual Art Journal, and her artwork was included in group shows in Dublin and Poland.
In 2010, she completed an MPhil in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin. In the years since, her short fiction has been published in the Dublin Review, The Moth, The Penny Dreadful, The Stinging Fly and the Irish Independent as part of the Hennessy New Irish Writing series. She has contributed to a variety of RTE television and radio programmes, and was recently featured on the BBC 4’s Open Book along with Anne Enright.
In 2014 she won the prestigious Davy Byrnes Award – its two previous winners are Anne Enright and Claire Keegan – for her short story ‘Solesearcher1.’ In 2015 Sara won the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award.