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University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

English Department

Faculty Profiles: Sabina Murray

Contact Information:
485 Bartlett Hall
Amherst, MA 0l003
p: 413-545-5521
f: 413-545-3880


Murray is the author of the novels Forgery, A Carnivore’s Inquiry, and Slow Burn and two short story collections, the Pen/Faulkner Award winning The Caprices and Tales of the New World. Her stories are anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and Charlie Chan is Dead II: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian Fiction. She is the writer of the screenplay for the film Beautiful Country, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Norwegian Amanda Award. Her work, fiction and non-fiction, has recently appeared in Yale Review, Writers Chronicle, Paris Review Blog, XO Orpheus, an anthology of contemporary myths edited by Kate Bernheimer, and Manila Noir, an anthology edited by Jessica Hagedorn. She is a former Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, Bunting Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, Guggenheim Fellow, Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow, and National Endowment of the Arts Fellow. She has received the Fred Brown Award from the University of Pittsburgh and lectured at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University.

Areas of Specialization: Creative Writing, Screenwriting, Contemporary American Fiction, Contemporary Australian Fiction, Asian American/Filipino Fiction