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 is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Receiving forwarded emails that are fear-mongering rants by people who believe if they read something on the internet, it must be true.

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 acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Playing the piano.

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.

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