Murray, Lee


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


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 She tweets @leemurraywriter