I actually hate writing; it’s really hard. Because I didn’t start out with the writing, I feel very insecure about it. I’d love to write in the morning and go into the studio in the afternoon, but you can’t do everything.
It is springtime, and an isolated man shunned by his village has forged a connection with the one-eyed dog he’s taken into his tightly shuttered life.But as their friendship grows, their small seaside community becomes suspicious. And when an accident is misconstrued as menace, this pair of outcasts must take to the road. As they travel from town to town, sleeping in the car and subsisting on canned spaghetti, the man confides in One Eye the strange and melancholy story of his life.
- The Guardian: Sara Baume – ‘I Always Wanted to be an Art Monster’
- The Irish Times: Sara Baume – ‘I Actually Hate Writing. It’s Really Hard’
- Times Literary Supplement: Twenty Questions with Sara Baume
- LA Review of Books: Look Again! A Conversation with Irish Artist-Novelist Sara Baume
Prizes & Awards
- Joseph O’Connor, The Irish Times
- Anita Sethi, The Observer
- Sinéad Gleeson, The Guardian
- Amy Weiss-Meyer, The Atlantic
- Erik Karl Anderson, Lonesome Reader Blog
- Alvina De-La-Mare, National Centre for Writing
- NPR: For a Young Irish Artist and Author, Words are Anchored in Images
- RTÉ: Culture File – Spill Simmer Falter Wither ... Translate?
- Kennys Bookshop: Sara Baume Reads From Spill Simmer Falter Wither
- Irish Book Awards: Winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year – Sara Baume
- Granta Magazine: Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell, Peggy Hughes and Sara Baume In Conversation
- Irish Interest: Sara Baume Interview with Irish Interest