Saturday, 30 September 2017
This week's Book of the Week is Sara Baume's A Line Made by Walking, a novel of an artist's attempt to regain her mental footing by retreating from (or into) the world.
>> Read Stella's review.
>> There are no answers.
>> "I always wanted to be an art monster."
>> "I actually hate writing."
>> A Line Made by Walking, as well as concerning itself with art (both as process and result), contains photographs taken by the character. Hear Baume discussing what illustrations can contribute to a novel.
>> Baume's previous book, Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither.
>> She reads from this.
>> A Line Made by Walking has just been shortlisted for the 2017 Goldsmiths Prize (awarded for "fiction at its most novel"). >> Hear the judges talk about the shortlisted books here.
>> Find out more about the books on our website.
Previous winners of the Goldsmiths Prize:
A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride (2013)
How To Be Both by Ali Smith (2014)
Beatlebone by Kevin Barry (2015)
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (2016)
>> Baume's books were originally published by the tiny, wonderful Irish publisher Tramp Press (who also brought us Solar Bones). BTW: >> No Dear sirs, please.
>> 'A Line Made by Walking' by Richard Long (1967 (>> recreated by children, 2011))