Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume was named the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year at the 2015 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards last night in Dublin. We’re really proud of this wonderful novel.
Accepting the award, Sara said ‘this is ironic, because while I was writing the novel I lived in a house with no central heating.’
Massive thanks to everyone who voted for Spill Simmer on the BGEIBA website. Word of mouth and support from readers has been a huge part of the novel’s success, and all the good wishes and messages of support we’ve received on and offline about Sara have been incredible.
Congratulations to everyone nominated in the shortlist, and to all the authors celebrated last night. You can read the Irish Times coverage of the event here.