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About Sabina Murray

Murray is the author of the novels Forgery, A Carnivore's Inquiry, and Slow Burn. Her short story collection The Caprices was the winner of the 2002 PEN/Faulkner award. Her stories are anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and Charilie Chan is Dead II: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian Fiction. She is the writer of the screenplay for the film Beautiful Country, which was an Independent Spirit Award Best First Screenplay nominee. She is a former Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, Bunting Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and Guggenheim Fellow. She has received the Fred Brown Award from the University of Pittsburgh. She has served as the Roger Murray Writer in Residence at Phillips Academy Andover and currently directs the Creative Writing Program at Umass. A new book, Tales of the New World, will be published in Spring, 2011.


Present Professor, Department of English, College of Humanities & Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Honors and Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Research and Creative Activity, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 138th Commencement for Bachelor's Degree Candidates, 2007-2008

Contact Information

485 Bartlett Hall
130 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst MA, 01003
Tel: 413-545-5521
Fax: 413-545-3880


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