Ruby J Murray

Writer, journalist, peripatetic

I’m an Australian writer, journalist and copywriter based in San Francisco, USA. I have a background in political theory and word slinging for international development organizations.

My 2012 novel Running Dogs is based in Indonesia and looks at the fraught relationship between Australian aid workers and Jakartan culture. It is out through Scribe, and is represented by Fiona Inglis at Curtis Brown. My second novel, The Biographer's Lover, is being released in 2017 by Black Inc. For press surrounding the release, please check out the Black Inc. website.

I appear regularly as a moderator and panelist at venues and events including The Wheeler Centre, the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Women of Letters, the Melbourne Free University, the Future Writer’s Festival, the World Matters Festival, and the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia.

I write for a wide range of print and on-line media. As a freelance copy writer, my portfolio has included clients ranging from large brands like Acura and Medibank all the way through to small businesses.  


Photos courtesy Brad Dunn, Peretz Partensky, Elwyn Murray

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