Discover Sara Baume selected for the 2019 Ambassadorial Prize! [fr]

Created in 2016 by the 26 embassies of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) represented in Ireland, the Prix Littéraire des Ambassadeurs de la Francophonie en Irlande - Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors’ Literary Award aims to highlight the role of literary French in transmitting the values of La Francophonie.

This prize is awarded to an Irish writer recently translated into French, in partnership with Literature Ireland, the national organisation for the international promotion of Irish literature, and the Alliance Française de Dublin. This year, 4 Irish writers were nominated. The jury will render its verdict during an official ceremony to take place in March 2019 during the Francophonie Festival in Ireland.
The prize will seek to reflect the key values of cultural and linguistic diversity, democracy and human rights, education and research, sustainable development and solidarity defended by the Francophonie.

Nominated for her novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither (Dans la baie fauve), learn a bit more about Sara Baume and her translator France Camus Pichon!

Sara Baume

Credit Irish Times

Sara Baume was born in Lancashire and grew up in County Cork, Ireland. She studied fine art and creative writing and her fiction and criticism have been published in anthologies, newspapers and journals such as the Irish Times, The Guardian, The Stinging Fly and Granta magazine. She has won the Davy Byrne’s Short Story Award, the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, and the Rooney Prize for Literature, an Irish Book Award for Best Newcomer and the Kate O’Brien Award. Her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Warwick Prize for Writing and the Desmond Elliott Prize. It is an atmospheric tale about the friendship between one man and his dog. She has received a Literary Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A Line Made by Walking is her second novel.

More info

Website of the publishing house Penguin Books

Interview of Sara Baume about her novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither.

France Camus Pichon

France Camus Pichon is a translator. She is famous for her translations of Ian McEwan novels published by Gallimard and also the ones by Joseph Klempner published by Albin Michel.

Published on 13/02/2019

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