Sarah is a non-fiction author and editor of books on philanthropy and sustainable investing.
Making An Exit
St Martin’s Press, New York 2011; Coptic Publishing, London 2011; Picador, New York 2012
An exploration of the extraordinary creativity unleashed when humans dignify the dead. Sarah encounters everything from a royal Balinese cremation to a Czech chandelier made entirely from human bones and a Sicilian catacomb where the dead are left hanging on the walls. She even goes to Africa to commission her own Ghanaian coffin.
"A fascinating travelogue, but also a personal meditation on loss and fate."
"An Eat, Pray, Love for the afterlife … Murray tackles an uncomfortable subject with sensitivity, humour and great insight."
The Washington Post
"Brilliant … I was transfixed by this oddly life-enhancing book."
Aurum Press, London 2007; St Martin’s Press, New York 2007; Picador, New York 2008
Sarah travels the globe to uncover the amazing journeys food has made from farm to fork, today and over the centuries—from the Roman olive oil trade to barbequed Memphis ribs flying FedEx to Wall Street traders and American grain dropped from a UN plane in Sudan.
"Murray … leads us perkily through food history and politics with journalistic flair and an eye for a memorable anecdote."
"This bright, energetic and fact-packed book reveals that food miles are by no means an invention of modern times."
"Murray's enthralling account … is both carefully and colourfully reported. Consume with relish."
Tim Harford, Financial Times columnist and BBC broadcaster