- Northern Europe
Sara BAUME (fiction writer; Ireland) writes stories and essays. “Solesearcher1” won the 2014 Davy Byrnes Short Story Award and appeared in the anthology Davy Byrnes Stories; “Dancing, or Beginning to Dance” won the 2014 Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Fiction. Her debut novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither (2015) was shortlisted for the Edinburgh First Book Award, longlisted for The Guardian's first book award and won the 2015 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Baume was named the Hennessy New Irish Writer for 2015. Her participation is made possible by the William B. Quarton Fund through the Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.