Before she was a writer, Sara Baume set out to be a visual artist.
"First and foremost I see; I see the world and then I describe it ..." she says. "I don't know another way to write. I always anchor everything in an image."
Baume's process works — a review in The Irish Times called her debut novel a "stunning and wonderful achievement by a writer touched by greatness."
Baume loves words, and she loves fitting words together so they flow like poetry.