Faculty Profiles: Sabina Murray
Educated at the Mount Holyoke College, B.A. Art History, 1989; University of Texas, M.A. English/Creative Writing, 1994; Post Graduate Study, Fiction, University of Texas 1994.
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.