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.

Author Appearances

AUG 5
6:30 PM
in person appearance
HAMILTON LANE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
Skype Book Club Interview
SEP 6
2:00 PM
in person appearance
COVINA LIBRARY
Book Club Discussion
234 N 2nd Ave
Covina, CA 91723
OCT 17
7:00 PM
in person appearance
CARLSBAD BOOK CLUB
Book Club Discussion
Carlsbad, CA

Author Revealed

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

A. A character in a James Herriot novel.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to spend an afternoon with Emily Dickinson talking about writing, religion, philosophy, love and inspiration.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I didn't act on the inner voice calling me to send my birth mother a letter. Instead, by the time I did write to her, she had passed away.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Compassion.

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