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Name  Sabina Murray
Role  Screenwriter
Movies  The Beautiful Country

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Education  University of Texas at Austin (1994), Mount Holyoke College
Awards  PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Nominations  Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay
Books  The Caprices, Tales of the New World: Stories, A Carnivore's Inquiry, Forgery, Slow Burn
Similar People  Noy Holland, Hans Petter Moland, Larry Gross, Terrence Malick, Petter J Borgli

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.


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Background and career

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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.

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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.

Awards and fellowships

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  • Several major awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (2003).
  • A Carnivore's Inquiry, was named a "Best Book of the Year" by The Chicago Tribune.
  • Fellowship from the Michener Center at The University of Texas, Austin
  • Bunting fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
  • Nominated for the Best First Screenplay Award (Independent Spirit Awards 2005)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship 2007
  • Screenplays

  • The Beautiful Country (2004) (Terrence Malick, Nick Nolte, Bai Ling)
  • Books

  • Slow Burn (Ballantine Books, 1990)
  • The Caprices (Mariner Books, 2002)
  • A Carnivore's Inquiry (Grove/Atlantic, 2004)
  • Forgery (Grove/Atlantic, 2007)
  • Tales Of the New World (Grove/Atlantic, 2011)
  • Valiant Gentlemen, (Grove Atlantic, 2016)
  • References

    Sabina Murray Wikipedia

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