Thomas Cornelius “T. C.” Murray was a playwrighter and schoolteacher. His playwriting career began in 1909 with the production of Wheel of Fortune at the Cork Little Theatre. It was revised and renamed Sovereign Love in 1913. His further play Birthright, produced at the Abbey Theatre in 1910, established him as a writer of stark and tragic realism. His two most highly regarded works are Maurice Harte (1912) and Autumn Fire (1924). In 1924 he took part in the Art Competitions in the category Literature at the Paris Olympics.