About Dr Amita Murray

Amita Murray is a novelist and short story writer. Her novel The Trouble with Rose came out with Harper Collins in 2019. In 2016, she won the SI Leeds Literary Prize for her short story collection Marmite and Mango Chutney. The collection was written under a Leverhulme grant at University College London and stories have appeared in Aesthetica, Wasafiri, The Berkeley Fiction Review, SAND (Berlin) and others. Amita held a Literature Works writer residency at Plymouth University in 2018, and taught at the University of East Anglia in 2019. Amita’s PhD is in Dance Studies, and she has worked as a dancer and taught dance studies at the University of Surrey. The first of her Arya Winters quirky mystery series will come out with Polis Books in 2021.

Dr Amita Murray's Research

Amita’s writing is almost always comedic, but often explores intercultural encounters and the vestiges of childhood trauma. When Amita has her academic hat on, she writes about the moving body through a feminist lens. Recent writing has appeared in New Theatre Quarterly, Media/Culture and a few Routledge and OUP anthologies.

Dr Amita Murray's Teaching

Amita mainly teaches short and long fiction (with some non-fiction and publishing). She has previously taught fiction, non-fiction, feminist discourses, discourses of the body, practice-as-research and academic writing, and supervised BA and MA dissertations.