Terry Westby-NunnA little skew
Filmmaker & Writer
A passion for the art of storytelling
through words and the moving image.
I write novels, the odd poem, short stories, articles, and essays. I’m currently a Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellow in Creative Writing at Rhodes University in Makhanda-Grahamstown, South Africa.
I’m fond of caramelised onions, thinking about the world, and belly-laughs. I adore dark tales, the offbeat, and unlikeable protagonists.
As a seasoned television professional, I conceptualise, research, direct, edit, produce, and script.
The Sea of Wise Insects
My debut novel, The Sea of Wise Insects, won the 2012 University of Johannesburg Creative Writing Prize – debut category.
As with my video work, I’m a versatile writer. I script copy for clients, pen poems, and write odd novels.
For my PhD in Creative Writing I examined ecofeminism in South African speculative fiction.
Letters from Teddy
Screened at the Durban International Film Festival.
An intimate family portrait.
“In those times, in that society, it was a scandal…”
Poem by Tania Haberland (van Schalkwyk).
Visuals and editing by Terry Westby-Nunn.
A collaboration between Tania and Terry.
My impartial handbag