Sara Baume

Lancashire, The United Kingdom

Sara Baume is an Irish novelist.
Her father is of English descent while her mother is of Irish descent. As her parents travelled around in a caravan, Sara Baume was born "on the road to Wigan Pier". When she was 4, they moved to County Cork, Ireland. She studied fine art at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and creative writing at Trinity College, Dublin from where she was awarded her MPhil. She has received a Literary Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Her books are published by Tramp Press in Ireland and Heinemann in Britain.
In 2015, she participated in the International Writing Program's Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, IA.

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“This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realise that it is August: the summer's last stand.”
Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking

“My sadness isn’t a way I feel but a thing trapped inside the walls of my flesh, like a smog. It takes the sheen off everything. It rolls the world in soot. It saps the power from my limbs and presses my back into a stoop.”
Sara Baume, Spill Simmer Falter Wither

“Life never misses an opportunity to upscuttle us, I think. Life likes to tell us it told us so.”
Sara Baume, Spill Simmer Falter Wither


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