E359 South College

Faculty Bio

Sabina Murray grew up in Australia and the Philippines. She is the author of 8 books of fiction including the novel Valiant Gentlemen (2016), a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, and the short story collection The Caprices (2002), which won the 2002 PEN/Faulkner Award. Other published books are Slow Burn (1990), A Carnivore's Inquiry (2004), Forgery (2007), Tales of the New World (2011), The Human Zoo (2021), and Muckross Abbey (2023). 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. She has written on Sebald for the Writers Chronicle, Wordsworth for the Paris Review blog, time theory and historical fiction for LitHub, Duterte and the Philippines for VICE, Spam (the meat) for The New York Times, and published gothic fiction in Medium. She is a former Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, Bunting Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, N.E.A. Grant recipient, Magdalen College of the University of Oxford Research Fellow, and Guggenheim Fellow. She has received the Samuel Conti Award from the University of Massachusetts and the Fred Brown Award from the University of Pittsburgh.