Terry Westby-Nunn is fond of caramelised onions, thinking about the world, and belly-laughs.
Her documentaries and art shorts have screened at festivals around the globe, including Durban, Edinburgh, Makhanda, Vancouver, Cape Town and Berlin. Her environmental short film, Custom, won the international “Letters from the Sky” art-film competition in 2011. Her debut novel, The Sea of Wise Insects, won the University of Johannesburg’s Prize for Best Creative Debut in 2012. Her literary crime novel, The Artist Vanishes, was published by Penguin Books in South Africa in 2021.
Some of her interests are memory, the individual in society, animal and environmental rights, and the Anthropocene. Her PhD in Creative Writing looked at ecofeminism in post-transitional South African speculative fiction.
She is currently lecturing in the School of the Arts at the University of Hull.