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Sarah Lambert Lyall is an American journalist who worked as London correspondent for The New York Times.

Sarah Lyall
Bornc. 1963
Notable credit(s)
The New York Times
TitleMs. Sarah Lyall
Spouse(s)Robert McCrum
ChildrenAlice and Isobel McCrum



Raised in New York City, Lyall attended the Chapin School[1] and is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, class of 1981[2] and of Yale University. Lyall married the author Robert McCrum[3] in 1995.

After 18 years as London correspondent for The New York Times,[4] Lyall returned to New York with the couple's daughters in 2013; they have returned to a transatlantic relationship for the time being.[5]


  • Lyall, Sarah; The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British New York: W. W. Norton, 2008. ISBN 978-0-393-05846-8
  • McCrum, Robert; and Sarah Lyall. My Year Off: Recovering Life After a Stroke. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998. ISBN 0-393-04656-7 ISBN 978-0393046564


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