Malla Nunn

Malla Nunn was born in Swaziland, South Africa, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. She is a filmmaker with three award-winning films to her credit and is currently at work on her next novel.

Books by this Author

Present Darkness
The Malla Nunn Collection #1
Blessed Are the Dead
Let the Dead Lie
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ubuntu: We are people through other people.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to meet Shaka Zulu, founder of the Zulu nation. I'd ask him "Why don't you name an heir for the good of your Kingdom? It will save a lot of bloodshed later on."

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Planning travel adventures.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Honestly, really, the thing is...

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The women who wash the laundry and heat the baby bottles while the bombs drop. They are the life force.