Sabina Murray
Judge's Comment on the PanLiterary Award Winners            (Fiction)

Last Days

Sabina Murray was born in 1968 and grew up in Australia and the Philippines. She is the author of the novels A Carnivore's Inquiry (Grove 2004), Slow Burn (Ballantine 1990), and The Lovers (Grove 2007). Her short story collection The Caprices (Houghton Mifflin 2002, Grove 2007) was the winner of the 2002 PEN/Faulkner award. 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. She completed her Master of Arts as a James A. Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a former Bunting Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and a recipient of a major grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Murray has served as the Roger Murray Writer in Residence at Phillips Academy Andover and is currently a part of the MFA faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.