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. Her stories are anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and Charilie Chan is Dead II: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian Fiction. She is the writer of the screenplay for the film Beautiful Country, which was an Independent Spirit Award Best First Screenplay nominee. She is a former Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, Bunting Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and Guggenheim Fellow. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the Fred Brown Award from the University of Pittsburgh. Murray has served as the Roger Murray Writer in Residence at Phillips Academy Andover and currently is a member of the Creative Writing Faculty at Umass Amherst.

Pub Date November 2016

Readers will claim this masterpiece of a novel is a big book, and in terms of being Sabina Murray's magnum opus, it certainly is. But Valiant Gentlemen was far too short for my passions, and when I consumed the last page I felt bereft for days, silently begging the author for more. On this side of the Atlantic, Murray is our Hilary Mantel.

--Bob Shacochis, author of The Woman Who Lost Her Soul.

"Sabina Murray's VALIANT GENTLEMEN is an adventure set amid the secret history of the modern world--the personal revolutions inside the revolutionary man Roger Casement was, a man who took part in or bore witness to so much of the history we live with now, and brought to vivid, thrilling life. This novel is made out of history but is every bit a modern marvel."

Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night


Men and women—eccentrics, scientists, criminals, scholars, and artists—are lured by the unknown and driven to pursue it.
Rupert Brigg questions the authenticity of everything, even himself.
Katherine shea has strange appetites, a love of art, and a string of unlucky boyfriends.
PEN/Faulkner Award winning collection of short stories
The dark underbelly of Manila society in the decadent eighties.