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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

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

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Receiving forwarded emails that are fear-mongering rants by people who believe if they read something on the internet, it must be true.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Around a kitchen table meeting family members for the first time.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Wildlife photographer and conservationist/pirate.

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