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 greatest fear?

A. A hurt that heaven can't heal.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

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

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The Great Storm is Over (by my husband, Bob Morley), Glory Bound (Wailing Jennys), Sugarman (Rodriguez), Thing of Beauty (Hothouse Flowers), and Seventeen (Janis Ian)

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Wit, loyalty, and genuineness

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