Sara Baume reconnects with her former Professor, Carlo Gébler, to reflect on Handiwork, identity, home and writing. / Tagann Sara Baume le chéile lena hiar-Ollamh, Carlo Gébler, chun machnamh a dhéanamh ar Handiwork, féiniúlacht, baile agus scríbhneoireacht.

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Date/Dáta: Saturday 21 November 2020
Time/Am: 7.30pm – 8.10pm IST/GMT

Sara Baume is one of the brightest and best of Ireland’s new vanguard of female authors. Her blistering, mesmerising debut novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Warwick Prize for Writing and the Desmond Elliott Prize, and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. 

Sebastian Barry has said of her: “She more or less breaks every rule you could think of for writing a novel, in  a very special way, because you can only do that if you are a person of genius, which I think is what she is.”

After publishing a second fiction novel, A Line Made By Walking, she turned her back on her laptop as she returned to her fine art roots for a break. Handiwork is a contemplation, detailing the gentle reflective toil of crafting and making. 
“The last work gets put away, the new work begins, and this is how an artist should live – oblivious to the possibility of their own importance; ever ploughing silently on ahead with the next impractical, unprofitable project,” she wrote in The Irish Times.

Carlo Gébler is an Irish writer, television director, and teacher. He currently teaches the ‘Writing for a Living’ course at the Oscar Wilde Centre at Trinity College, Dublin

Award-winning author Sara Baume talking to Carlo Gébler

In this fascinating conversation, Baume reconnects with Carlo Gébler, under whom she studied Creative Writing in Trinity College Dublin. Alongside working as a writer, Carlo Gébler has also worked as a director and writer of films for television and as a prison teacher. His various awards and honours include a Major Individual Award (2006) from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Margaret Frazer Bursary (2007) from Queen’s University Belfast.  He was elected to Aosdána in 1990.


Join Sara and Carlo as they chat at the festival
ONLINE – Date: Saturday 21 November 2020 Time: 7.30pm – 8.10pm IST/GMT