Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Awards: Geoffrey Faber Memorial


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Irish artist and author Sara Baume's debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, won the £1,500 (about $1,900) Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, which was established in memory of the founder and first chairman of Faber & Faber, the Guardian reported. It is awarded to poetry and prose in alternate years.
The judges said that Baume "brings to fiction the sensibility of a visual artist and a nature writer's skills of observation to create a novel that is tender and uncompromising, understated and profound. It looks anew at the neglected byways of human and animal nature, as well as the Irish countryside, to discover that 'even the tattered verges are depositories of celebration and devastation in unequal measure.' "

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