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 is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Painting watercolor portraits. And doodling.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I didn't act on the inner voice calling me to send my birth mother a letter. Instead, by the time I did write to her, she had passed away.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

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

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. A hurt that heaven can't heal.

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