Murray, Lee


Tortured Willows: Bent. Bowed. Unbroken. (Yuriko Publishing), Poetry Collection, 2021

“Permanent Damage” (Attack From the ’80s) (Raw Dog Screaming Press), Short Fiction, 2021

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, poet, and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and horror from Aotearoa New Zealand (Sir Julius Vogel, Australian Shadows, Shirley Jackson, and Bram Stoker Awards®). A USA Today Bestsellng author, her works include the Taine McKenna military thrillers, and supernatural crime-noir series The Path of Ra, co-written with Dan Rabarts, fiction collection Grotesque: Monster Stories, as well as several books for children. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including prestigious venues such as Weird Tales and Grimdark Magazine.She is proud to have edited eighteen anthologies, among them 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), Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror, Midnight Echo #14, and Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women (with Geneve Flynn). A Rhysling- and Pushcart-nominated poet, Lee’s debut collectionTortured Willows: Bent, Bowed, Unbroken, is a collaboration with poets Christina Sng, Geneve Flynn, and Angela Yuriko Smith. Lee is the co-founder of Young New Zealand Writers and of the Wright-Murray Residency for Speculative Fiction Writers. She is a life member of New Zealand’s longest-standing writing group, Tauranga Writers, and the sole life member of SpecFicNZ. She is an Honorary Literary Fellow of the New Zealand Society of Authors and a Grimshaw Sargeson Fellow. 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