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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PRESENT DARKNESS is the next book in the Emmanuel Cooper mystery series. Set in the corrupt, unforgiving world of apartheid South Africa, this series is one to “add to your global mystery passport.” — Entertainment Weekly.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ubuntu: We are people through other people.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being happy with what I have; right here, right now.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A shape shifter/ time traveller.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Loss of a loved one, closely followed by bad reviews!

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to play a musical instrument and speak multiple languages.