Sarah Murray

Sarah Murray is a longtime Financial Times contributor and author of Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat – which looks at the history of the global movement of food and the impact it has made on politics, economics and culture. (Picador, 2008, St Martin’s Press, 2007, Aurum Press, 2000);

Other publications in which Murray’s work has appeared include The New York Times; American Demographics magazine;, The Independent, The Observer, Economist, The New Statesman, The Guardian, Museum’s Journal, Opera Now, Conde Nast Traveller (UK), Asian Art Newspaper, Business Day (South Africa), Sunday Life (South Africa), and the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong).

Murray is a regular speaker on radio and television and at conferences and literary events. She has appeared on BBC radio stations such as Radio 4 in the UK and National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service in the US. In 2010, she spoke at the Ubud Readers & Writers Festival in Bali, Indonesia. In 2011, she spoke at the UK’s Six Feet Under convention.

On book research and journalistic assignments, she has traveled to countries that include, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, The Philippines, Singapore, China, Mongolia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Togo, Mexico, Panama, Guatemala and Iran.

Born in the UK, Murray has lived in London, where she worked at the Financial Times, Hong Kong, where she was an editor and reporter, Vietnam, where she launched an English-language magazine, and South Africa, where she worked as a freelance writer. She is now based in New York City.