Handiwork: Sara Baume in conversation with Carlo Gébler

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Sara Baume reconnects with her former Professor, Carlo Gébler, to reflect on Handiwork, identity, home and writing.

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Tagann Sara Baume le chéile lena hiar-Ollamh, Carlo Gébler, chun machnamh a dhéanamh ar Handiwork, féiniúlacht, baile agus scríbhneoireacht.

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.

In this fascinating comnversation, 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.

Saturday, November 21 7.30pm IST/GMT. This event will end at 8.10pm IST/GMT. This event will last for 40 minutes: 25 minutes of conversation & discussion followed by 15 minutes for a Q&A.

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