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Lee Murray

Lee Murray

Lee Murray

Lee Murray is a multi-award winning writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy, and horror (Sir Julius Vogel, Australian Shadows) and a three-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, as well as several books for children. She is proud to have edited thirteen 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 providing development and publishing opportunities for New Zealand school students, co-founder of the Wright-Murray Residency for Speculative Fiction Writers, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2019. In February 2020, Lee was made an Honorary Literary Fellow in the New Zealand Society of Authors Waitangi Day Honours. 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.


Author Talk

Saturday 12 September, 2:45pm - 4:00pm

Award winning author-editor and NZSA Literacy Fellow, Lee, presents a discussion on the role of speculative narratives in reflecting our fears, developing resilience and ultimately ensuring preparedness.


Discussion Panel: Speculative Fiction (with Cassie HartOctavia CadeMelanie Harding-Shaw and Laura McKay).

Saturday 12 September, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

A chance for readers, writers and enthusiasts of the worlds of fiction writing - sci-fi, fantasy, horror, apocalyptic and dystopian, and alternate history, to meet five of NZ's top speculative fiction authors.