Sigrid Rausing is a publisher and philanthropist. She founded the Sigrid Rausing Trust in 1995.
In 1993-4 she lived on a collective farm in Estonia doing fieldwork for a PhD in Social Anthropology at University College London, followed by a two-year honorary fellowship in the same department. Her book, History, "Memory and Identity in Post Soviet Estonia: the End of a Collective Farm", was published in 2004 by Oxford University Press, and was preceded by a number of scholarly articles in a range of academic journals.
In 2005 she co-founded the publishing house Portobello Books with her husband, film and theatre producer Eric Abraham, and the publisher Philip Gwyn Jones. The same year she bought Granta Publications from the New York publisher, Rea Hederman. She is the publisher and editor of Granta magazine, and the publisher of Granta Books.
Also in 2014 her second book, Everything is Wonderful, was published by Grove Atlantic in the UK and US, Bonniers in Sweden, and by other publishers in France, Poland and Estonia.