Sara Baume is the author of A Line Made by Walking, which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, and Spill Simmer Falter Wither, which received the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, and was longlisted for, among others, the Warwick Prize for Writing, the Guardian First Book Award, and the Desmond Elliott Prize. Her short fiction and essays have been published in anthologies, newspapers, and journals including the Irish Times, the Guardian, the Stinging Fly, and Granta. She is a graduate of the International Writing Program run by the University of Iowa and the recipient of a Literary Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. She lives in Cork, Ireland.
Some of my favorite people on earth are in this book,
Dear writers and grand spirits.