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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Any anonymous peasant girl will do.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

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

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A character in a James Herriot novel.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. A willingness to listen.

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