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 fantasy profession?

A. Wildlife photographer and conservationist/pirate.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Ag shame - a South African colloquialism that can be applied to a wide spectrum of regrettable circumstances, from a terrible tragedy to a cup of tea gone cold.

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

A. Wit, loyalty, and genuineness

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Playing the piano.

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