Sara Baume's short fiction and essays have been widely published. She won the 2014 Davy Byrne’s Short Story Award, and in 2015, the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, the Rooney Prize for Literature, a literary fellowship from the Lannan Foundation and was a participant in the International Writing Program run by the University of Iowa.
Her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, was first published by Tramp Press. It was longlisted for the Warwick Prize for Writing and the Guardian First Book Award, and is shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. She lives in West Cork.