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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My husband

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Miss Havisham

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 best quality?

A. Compassion.

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