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. 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. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. California rolls and miso soup

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. A willingness to listen.

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