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John Murray
Born 1950 (age 59–60)
Brampton, Cumberland
Occupation novelist, short story writer
Nationality British
Writing period 1985-present
Genres Comedy, Satire, Spiritual thriller

John Murray (born c.1950, Brampton, Cumberland) is an English writer and novelist known for writing satirical novels on a range of subjects.

In 1984 he founded the prestigious fiction magazine Panurge, which he edited with fellow author David Almond until 1996. Murray's first novel, Samarkand, was published in 1985 and in 1988 he received the Dylan Thomas Award for his collection of stories, Pleasure. In 2002 his novel John Dory won a Lakeland Book of the Year Award, and his book Jazz Etc was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003. His 2004 novel, Murphy's Favourite Channels, was a "Novel of the Week" in The Daily Telegraph. He has also published several other critically acclaimed novels including, Kin, Reiver Blues, Radio Activity, and A Gentleman's Relish.

Murray has been a regular fiction tutor at The Arvon Foundation since 1989 and every summer since 1995 he has led a creative writing workshop at Madingley Hall, Cambridge. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Brampton, near Carlisle.

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