Isla Morley

Isla Morley grew up in South Africa during apartheid, the child of a British father and fourth-generation South African mother. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband (a minister) and daughter and an assortment of animals. Her debut novel, Come Sunday, was awarded the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction in 2009 and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Prize. It has been translated into seven languages.

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Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Compassion.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being content with what is, worries set aside, and the assurance that love triumphs.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Wildlife photographer and conservationist/pirate.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. The tree in Shel Siverstein's, "The Giving Tree."

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