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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. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Wit, loyalty, and genuineness

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Wildlife photographer and conservationist/pirate.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. A hurt that heaven can't heal.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My husband

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