Sarah Butler

Sarah Butler

Sarah Butler lives in Manchester and runs a consultancy which develops literature and arts projects that explore and question our relationship to place. She has been writer in residence on the Central Line, the Greenwich Peninsula, and at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and has taught creative writing for the British Council in Kuala Lumpur. Ten Things I've Learnt About Love is her first novel, and will be published in twelve languages around the world.

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'A wild blip in the country’s consciousness': writing the 2011 riots

'A wild blip in the country’s consciousness': writing the 2011 riots

Sarah Butler's second novel, Before the Fire, follows a young man who found himself involved in the England riots of 2011. “I did not set out to explain why the riots happened, or judge anyone for the choices they made in the midst of them,” she says, “I was more interested in thinking about how one particular person might have ended up in that situation.”

Thirteen books about love

Thirteen books about love

Get in the mood for Valentine's Day with the thirteen books about love that have most inspired Sarah Butler's writing. This stunning photo is courtesy of Yngve Thoresen.