Malla Nunn grew up in Swaziland before moving with her arents to Perth in the 1950s. She attended university in WA and then in the US. In New York, she worked on film sets, wrote her first screenplay and met her American husband to be, before returning to Australia, where she began writing and directing short films and corporate videos. and have won many awards and been shown at international film festivals, from Zanzibar to New York.
Her irst novella, ( 2008), was published internationally and won the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Novel by an Australian female author. Malla and her wif live in Canberra with their two children.