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A reading by Sarah Rose, author of “For All The Tea In China”

Posted by bgsuenglish on April 6, 2010

We are pleased to announce a Special Reading at Prout Chapel by the author Sarah Rose, whose recent book, For All the Tea in China, charts the transfer of one of the most precious commodities across geographical and political boundaries. Her book has received excellent reviews by NPR, the Washington Post, and the New York Times Review of Books. The history, released in the tea-loving UK in 2009, is a fascinating non-fiction narrative of a botanist-turned-spy who stole the secret of tea from the Chinese, and brought it to British India in the greatest act of industrial espionage the world has ever known.

Sarah Rose is a writer living in New York City. A Chicago native, she holds degrees from Harvard and the University of Chicago.  She has worked as a journalist in Hong Kong, Miami and New York.  She primarily covers food and travel. For All the Tea in China is her first book, published by Hutchison in the UK and Viking in the US.

The Program is co-sponsored by the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, American Culture Studies, and Sigma Tau Delta and we are very grateful for this opportunity to support conversation across disciplines.

The Prout Chapel reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, to be followed by a tea with the author, hosted by Sigma Tau Delta, at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 10 in the East Hall Library Lounge.

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