Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize

Congratulations to Sara Baume, whose debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither has won the annual Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2015 for fiction. Baume’s novel has been critically praised and garnered many awards since its publication last year. The prize, worth £1,500, is awarded annually to a writer not more than 40 years old at the date of publication of the book. Baume is the third Irish novelist in a row to win the prize, which is awarded in alternate years to poets and fiction writers, following Eimear McBride in 2013 and Belinda McLeon in 2011. A Line Made by Walking, her second novel, will be published next February by Tramp Press in Ireland and William Heinemann in Britain. It is the story of a twentysomething artist who retreats from the city and society to turn her camera on the natural world.

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March Book Competition

Irish Gothic Fairy Stories: from the 32 counties of Ireland

By Steve Lally and Paula Flynn Lally

Everyone has their own stories about ‘The Good Folk.’ Enjoy this contemporary collection of fairy stories from every county in Ireland, complete with stunning illustrations by Steve Lally and James Patrick Ryan.

for a chance to win:

Irish Gothic Fairy Stories: from the 32 counties of Ireland
By Steve Lally and Paula Flynn Lally
ISBN: 978-0-7509-8698-4
Publisher: History Press



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