Colleen Murphy is an award-winning author who was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and lives in Toronto. Her plays include Armstrong's War, The December Man (L'homme de décembre), Pig Girl, Beating Heart Cadaver, The Goodnight Bird, and The Piper. She is also a librettist (The Enslavement and Liberation of Oksana G.) and an award-winning filmmaker whose distinct films have played in festivals around the world.
- Governor General's Award for Drama - The December Man
- Carol Bolt Award - The December Man
- Alberta Theatre Projects Enbridge playRites Award - The December Man
- 2014: Siminovitch Prize for playwrighting