“Obscenely suspenseful … the suspense is almost excruciating”
“Yannick Murphy, while being one of our most daring and original writers, is first and foremost an exquisitely
attuned observer of human behavior. Her characters are so richly imagined and believable that when you’re finished with
... her book, you expect to find her characters’ names in the phone book. Murphy’s work provides pretty much unexceeded
Order a copy of THE CALL, published in 2011 by HarperPerennial.
“A triumph of quiet humor and understated beauty. ... Murphy’s subtle, wry wit and an appealing sense for the surreal leaven moments of anger and bleakness, and elevate moments of kindness, whimsy, and grace.” – Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly
“Displaying an almost magical economy. . . . The Call conjures the quirky satisfactions of rural life . . . true heroism is revealed in the humanity of a taciturn and decent man.” – People (★★★★)
|Tricycle Press of Crown Publishing published “The Cold Water Witch” in the Fall of 2010.|
THE CALL a novel
(HarperPerennial) Summer ’11.
THE COLD WATER WITCH a children’s book
(Tricycle Books) Fall ’10.
BABY POLAR a children’s book
(Clarion Books) ’09.
SIGNED, MATA HARI a novel
(Little Brown & Co) ’07.
IN A BEAR’S EYE stories
(Dzanc Books) ’08.
HERE THEY COME stories
(McSweeney’s Books) March ’06.
AHWOOOOOOOO! a children’s book
(Clarion Books) June ’06.
THE SEA OF TREES a novel
(Houghton Mifflin 1997)
— “The Sea of Trees” was a New York Times most Notable Book 1997
— “The Sea of Trees” was included in “The Best Novels of the Nineties” by Linda Parent Lesher
STORIES IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE stories
(Alfred A. Knopf 1987)
Recent Short Stories
N Plus One Magazine May 2012
read it here: Oyster City
McSweeney’s #39 2012
“The Good Word”
One Story issue #109 ’09
Included in the “Best Required Non-Reading” 2009 edition
TriQuarterly issue #133 ’09