Terence Hanbury White (May 29, 1906 - January 17, 1964) was a writer. He was born in Bombay, India.
After graduating from Queens' College, University of Cambridge with a first-class degree in English, he spent some time teaching at Stowe, before becoming a full-time writer. He was interested in hunting, flying, hawking and fishing. He was an intensely-involved naturalist.
White is most famous for writing The Once and Future King, a collection of novels for children. It is a modern adaptation of Thomas Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur, reinterpreting the legend of King Arthur. It includes:
- The Sword in the Stone (1938)
- The Queen of Air and Darkness, originally titled The Witch in the Wood (1939)
- The Ill-Made Knight (1940)
- The Candle in the Wind (1958)
- The Book of Merlyn (published posthumously, 1977)
He died aboard ship in Piraeus (Athens, Greece) while returning home from his American lecture tour.