Martine Murray

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Martine Murray (born 1965)[1] is an Australian author and illustrator residing in Melbourne. She has written many critically acclaimed books, including How to Make a Bird, winner of the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Young Adult award in 2004,[2] and The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley, winner of the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Children's Book award in 2006.[3]

She has studied filmmaking at Prahran College, art at the Victorian College of the Arts and Movement & Dance at Melbourne University. She has formed a dance theatre company called Bird on a Wire, and recently received Arts Victoria funding to develop and perform a full-length work, as part a of Melbourne's Next Wave Festival. She also teaches yoga and has been involved in community circus.

Martine is enrolled in Professional Writing at RMIT and plans further study in screen writing and short story.

Martine is the subject of The Whitlams' 1997 song 'Melbourne'. She calls her dog 'The Bear'.[4][5]


Martine Murray is an Australian author. She was born in Melbourne Victoria and still lives there today.


The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley was shortlisted for the CBC's young readers category in 2003.

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  1. ^ "Murray, Martine, 1965-". Western Suburbs Library Group. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  2. ^ RMIT student wins literary prize, Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia), 12 October 2004
  3. ^ Queensland Premier's Literary awards, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Government
  4. ^ Freedman, Tim. "Liner Notes, Little Cloud Album". Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Freedman, Tim. "'Melbourne'". Retrieved 3 June 2013.