Sara Baume is a writer of fiction and non-fiction who has received multiple awards and been widely translated. Her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Her second novel, A Line Made by Walking, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and her first non-fiction book, Handiwork, was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize. Her third novel, Seven Steeples, was published in spring 2022. She is based in West Cork where she works also as a visual artist.
Ann Davoren is Director of Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork where since 2001, she has worked with many emerging and established Irish and international artists, curators and arts organisations to develop commissions, projects, publications, exhibitions, residencies and symposia. Through her focus on the visual arts, arts education and socially engaged arts practice, she has supported the development of the BA Visual Art Degree and the new MA Art and Environment programmes for West Cork.