Murray, Lee

Awards:

Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women (Omnium Gatherum Media), Anthology, 2020

Grotesque: Monster Stories (Things in the Well), Fiction Collection, 2020

Mentor of the Year Award, 2019

Nominations:

Into the Ashes (Severed Press), Novel, 2019

“Dead End Town” (Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2) (IFWG Publishing International), Short Fiction, 2018

Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror (Adrenaline Press), Anthology, 2018

BIO: Lee Murray is a multi-award-winning writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and horror (Sir Julius Vogel, Australian Shadows) and a five-time Bram Stoker Award® nominee. Her works include the Taine McKenna military thrillers, and supernatural crime-noir series The Path of Ra, co-written with Dan Rabarts, debut collection Grotesque: Monster Stories, as well as several books for children. She is proud to have edited sixteen dark speculative works, including award-winning titles Baby Teeth: Bite Sized Tales of Terror and At the Edge (with Dan Rabarts), Te Kōrero Ahi Kā (with Grace Bridges and Aaron Compton) and Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror. She is the co-founder of Young New Zealand Writers, an organisation which has provided development and publishing opportunities for New Zealand school students for the past decade, and co-founder of the Wright-Murray Residency for Speculative Fiction Writers. She was awarded life membership of SpecFicNZ in 2018, and of New Zealand’s longest-standing writing group, Tauranga Writers, in 2020. Also in 2020, Lee was made an Honorary Literary Fellow in the New Zealand Society of Authors Waitangi Day Honours. She became a Grimshaw Sargeson Fellow in 2021. Lee lives over the hill from Hobbiton in New Zealand’s sunny Bay of Plenty where she dreams up stories from her office overlooking a cow paddock. Read more at www.leemurray.info. She tweets @leemurraywriter