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Sabina Murray

Professor

sabina@english.umass.edu

(413) 545-5521

E359 South College

Murray is the author of the novels Forgery, A Carnivore’s Inquiry, Slow Burn, and Valiant Gentlemen, a New York Times Notable Book for 2016, as well as 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.  Work has appeared in numerous literary magazines as well as in XO Orpheus, an anthology of contemporary myths edited by Kate Bernheimer, and Manila Noir, an anthology edited by Jessica Hagedorn. Murray has written on Sebald for the Writers Chronicle, Wordsworth for the Paris Review blog, Duterte for VICE, and time theory and historical fiction for LitHub. 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.