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Lucas Artists Fellow

  • PRACTICE : Fiction
  • FROM : USA

Sabina Murray grew up in Australia and the Philippines. She is the author of four novels, Slow Burn, A Carnivore’s Inquiry, Forgery, and Valiant Gentlemen. 

She is also the author of two collections of short stories, Tales of the New World, and The Caprices, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award. She wrote the script for the film, Beautiful Country. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including the Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and Manila Noir, and she has numerous magazine publications.

The recently published Valiant Gentlemen, a New York Times Notable Book, reimagines the lives and intimate friendships of humanitarian and Irish patriot Roger Casement; his closest friend, Herbert Ward; and Ward’s wife, the Argentinian-American heiress Sarita Sanford. 

Murray has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, NEA, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Radcliffe Institute, and other awards. Beautiful Country was nominated for a Golden Bear and the screenplay was nominated for an Amanda Award (the Norwegian Oscars) and an Independent Spirit Award.