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Malla Nunn

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Language  English
Role  Screenwriter
Name  Malla Nunn
Years active  2008-
Nationality  Australian

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Nominations  Edgar Award for Best Novel, Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original, Macavity Awards for Best First Mystery Novel
Books  A Beautiful Place to Die, Blessed are the Dead, Let the Dead Lie, The Malla Nunn Collectio, The Malla Nunn Reader's

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Malla Nunn is an award-winning screenwriter and author, who was born in Swaziland. Her works include the murder mystery, A Beautiful Place to Die, and Let the Dead Lie.


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Private Life

Nunn was born in Swaziland and moved to Perth with her parents in the 1970s. She attended the University of Western Australia graduating with a B.A. with a double major in English and History She completed a M.A. in Theatre Studies at Villanova University in Philadelpia. While in America she met her husband-to-be and they live with their two childrenin Sydney .


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Nunn wrote and directed several short film including the documentary Servant of the Ancestors in 1998 which screened at several festivals' It won Best Documentary Silver Images, Pan African, Zanzibar Film Festival, 2000. Her first book A Beautiful Place to Die was published in 2008. Set in South Africa in the beginning of the apartheid era in South Africa it featured Detective Emmanuael Cooper. This was the beginning of the Detective Emmanuel Cooper series.


  • 2009 Winner Davitt Award - Best Adult Novel - A Beautiful Place to Die
  • 2011 nominated Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing — Best Novel – Let the Dead Lie
  • Highly Commenrded - Ellis Peters Historical Crime Awards - Let the Dead Lie
  • 2013 shortlisted Davitt Award — Best Adult Crime Novel – Silent Valley
  • 2013 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing — Best Fiction – Silent Valley
  • 2013 nominated Edgar Allen Poe Awards - Best Paperback Original - Blessed are the Dead (aka Silent Valley)
  • 2015 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards — Best Adult Crime Novel – Present Darkness
  • 2015 shortlisted Davitt Award - Adult Fiction - Present Darkness
  • References

    Malla Nunn Wikipedia

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