About Sarah

Sarah Murray is a writer on business, society and the environment. A longtime Financial Times contributor and former FT staff journalist, she is also a regular contributing author for the Economist Group. She writes research reports for universities, foundations and others and posts for the Influencer site of LinkedIn.

Sarah’s work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Economist, Salon.com, The Week, OnEarth magazine, American Demographics magazine, The Independent, The Guardian, Prospect, New Statesman, Asia Literary Review, the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), National Post (Canada), and Business Day (South Africa).

Sarah is an expert speaker and moderator, appearing at conferences and roundtables focused on business, society and the environment. She has also made appearances on radio and television shows such as National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the US, as well as on BBC radio stations in the UK.

Sarah is author of two books, Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre, How We Dignify the Dead, and Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat. She is editor of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Giving 2.0, by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and senior editor of The Power of Impact Investing by Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Margot Brandenburg.

Sarah’s books have been widely praised. In 2008, Moveable Feasts was selected from 450 submissions as one of JPMorgan Private Bank’s ten summer “must read” books (with writers including Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and best-selling author Simon Winchester).

In 2009, Sarah was awarded a fellowship at Yaddo, the leading American artists’ colony. Making an Exit is the 2012 winner of the Good Funeral Awards Book of the Year and was nominated for The Quality Paperback Book Club’s 2012 New Visions award for nonfiction. In 2014, Sarah was awarded a Boehm Media Fellowship.

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