Brin Murray writes, teaches, and pretends to farm some feral sheep in the beautiful top of the South Island. She has three children, three dogs and a partner who spends around half his time at sea.
Brin was awarded a mentorship from the NZSA in 2015; in 2017 her psychological thriller Ghosts in the Rain was shortlisted for the Mslexia Novel Prize. Children of the Furnace, her first novel, was published by CP Books to critical acclaim in April 2018, followed by the sequel Crosstrees, launched in February 2019.
Brin also reviews NZ children’s books at https://kidsbooksnz.blogspot.com/
Reviews of Children of the Furnace:
‘Dystopian fiction at its very best. The last 100 pages are totally heart stopping. A momentous read that you will never forget.’ Bob’s Books Blog
‘Thorough and vivid, a book I wanted to get back to every time I had to put it down.’ NZ Book Council Librarian Blog
‘Great read.’ The Sapling
‘Amazing. Vivid and fascinating … nuanced and complex. An engrossing novel, but also a book that changes the way you see the world.’ Caitlin Lyle Farley, Readers’ Favourite 5 Star Review
‘Compelling plot and great writing.’ Roisin Heycock, former commissioning editor, Quercus Books