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Visiting Writers Series hosts Sabina Murray

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November 3, 2016
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Barbara McGlynn

Sabina Murray grew up in Australia and the Philippines.  She is the author of the novels “Valiant Gentlemen,” “Forgery,” “A Carnivore's Inquiry” and “Slow Burn.”  Her short story collection “The Caprices” was the winner of the 2002 PEN/Faulkner award. 

Murray wrote 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 a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the Fred Brown Award from the University of Pittsburgh. 

Murray has served as the Roger Murray Writer in Residence at Phillips Academy Andover and currently is a member of the Creative Writing Faculty at UMass Amherst.

The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Juniper Initiative and made possible in part by support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the University of Massachusetts Arts Council and the English Department..

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