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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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Isla Morley: Book That Changed My Life

Isla Morley, author of Above, talks about the most important book for her as a writer.

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Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Compassion.

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

A. Painting watercolor portraits. And doodling.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Miss Havisham

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being content with what is, worries set aside, and the assurance that love triumphs.

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