Tiffany Murray

Borderland writer. Welsh and Scottish. Travel to write. Rocknroll.

Born in Rustington, England. Based in the Welsh borders, UK


Tiffany Murray's novels, Diamond Star Halo and Happy Accidents, were shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. The Guardian selected Diamond Star Halo in their novels of the year. David Mitchell listed her latest novel, Sugar Hall, in his 'Favourite Ghost Stories' (The Week), and her fourth novel, The Girl Who Talked to Birds, is set in Iceland. She is also working on a memoir, The Rock 'n' Roll Cook, about growing up with Queen and Black Sabbath sleeping in your house. Tiffany has been a Hay Festival Fiction fellow, a Fulbright scholar and a Senior Lecturer. 

A series of podcasts featuring Tiffany Murray on the Hay Festival website including:

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Sugar Hall, 2014, Seren

Diamond Star Halo, 2010, Portobello Books/Granta (Philip Gwyn Jones)

Happy Accidents, 2004, 4th Estate

Selected Non-Fiction/Journalism/As Editor

'Mr Bennett Regrets', New Welsh Review, Winter 2014

'Ghosts in Our Fiction', Western Mail, 2014

'Leftovers', in Out of the Woods, 2012, RCA Publications

Bronte Stories, 2013, Haworth Parsonage (with Calderdale Young Writing Squad)

Out of the Woods, 2012, Royal College of Art Publications

'Big Yellow Taxi', in Oxtravels, 2011, Profile Books

'Mum and Fritz', Granta, August 2010

'The Recording Studio', Sunday Times, November 2010

'Gatecrashing a Bob Dylan Concert', Telegraph, May 2010

'The Time Freddie Mercury Came to Stay', Guardian, January 2010

'Top Ten Rock 'n' Roll Novels', Guardian, January 2010

'Jean Rhys', New Welsh Review, 2009