‘Before the Fire’ is the new novel by UEA alumna Sarah Butler and is published this week by Picador. Sarah graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 2003 and runs UrbanWords, a consultancy that develops literature projects engaging with regeneration and urban renewal. She has also held residencies at Great Ormond Street hospital, and the London Underground Central Line, which resulted in the publication ‘Central line Stories’, produced in collaboration with London Underground staff. Her first novel, ‘Ten Things I’ve Learned About Love’, was published by Picador in 2012 and in fifteen other countries. Sarah’s website can be found here.