Claire Keegan Harnesses the Power of Brevity

From a New York Times story by Alexandra Alter headlined “Claire Keegan Harnesses the Power of Brevity”:

Claire Keegan didn’t read much as a child. In her home in southeast Ireland, where her family ran a sheep, pig and cattle farm, there were just a couple of books around the house — an illustrated edition of the Bible, and a cookbook, she recalls.

“I’m not sure that growing up without books was a bad thing, because I had to use my imagination,” she said. “Otherwise I might have just stuck my head in a book.”