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Sabina Murray

Sabina Murray (born in 1968) is an award-winning Filipina American screenwriter, and a novelist currently a Professor in the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at The University of Massachusetts Amherst.


  • Background and career 1
  • Awards and fellowships 2
  • Screenplays 3
  • Books 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6

Background and career

The daughter of an American father and a Filipina mother, Murray grew up in Australia, Pennsylvania, and the Philippines. She received her B.A. in art history from Mount Holyoke College in 1989 and her M.A. in English and creative writing from The University of Texas in 1994. She also completed post-graduate study in fiction from The University of Texas in 1994. She has previously been a Roger Muray Writer-in-Residence at Phillips Academy (Andover, Massachusetts) and was published in Ploughshares, Ontario Review, and the New England Review. She was also the fiction judge for the Drunken Boat’s First Annual Panliterary Awards.

Murray currently lives in western Massachusetts, where she is on the fiction faculty at University of Massachusetts Amherst (along with Jeff Parker, Edie Meidav and Noy Holland). She is on the editorial board of the literary magazine The Common, based at Amherst College.[1]

Awards and fellowships



External links

  • Sabina Murray at the Internet Movie Database
  • Book Page Review
  • The Caprices at Fiction Award Winners Dot Com
  • Review in The New York TimesTales Of the New World
  • Review in The New York TimesCaprices
  • Review in Ploughshares
  • Review at Small Spiral Notebook
  • The MFA Program for Poets & Writers at The University of Massachusetts
  • Nick Nolte Interview About "The Beautiful Country" in Stumped Magazine


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