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

A. California rolls and miso soup

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’s your greatest flaw?

A. The tendency to wait for the other shoe to drop.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The Great Storm is Over (by my husband, Bob Morley), Glory Bound (Wailing Jennys), Sugarman (Rodriguez), Thing of Beauty (Hothouse Flowers), and Seventeen (Janis Ian)

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