London launch for Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither

London launch for Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither

LITERARY fans enjoyed an exclusive reading from spill, simmer, falter, wither when its author came to London to launch the already highly-acclaimed novel.

Lancashire-born writer Sara Baume, who is now based in Co. Cork, read from her debut tome at the Waterstones bookshop in Piccadilly, where she was joined by fellow author Eimear McBride.

Both writers have won awards and industry plaudits for their work, with McBride’s debut A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing taking the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize in 2013 and the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

McBride was on hand to help launch Baume’s book in London last week – which tells the tale of a lonely man in rural Ireland as he acquires a new dog and the journeys they embark on together.

Baume, who won The Davy Byrnes Short Story Award in 2014, has already been widely commended for spill, simmer, falter, wither, which Irish author Joe O’Connor has described as “utterly wonderful”.

“It’s the most impressive debut novel I’ve ever read,” the former Irish Post columnist added.

The book is published by Tramp Press, an independent Irish publishing company founded by  Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen in 2014.