Sabina Murray grew up in Australia and the Philippines. She is the author of the novels Forgery, A Carnivore’s Inquiry , and Slow Burn . Her short story collection The Caprices was the winner of the 2002 PEN/Faulkner award. She has received fellowships from the NEA, Guggenheim, and Radcliffe Institute. She teaches in the MFA Program at Umass Amherst. Murray’s most recent book is Tales of the New World, which looks at exploration in new and fractured ways.