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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Wit, loyalty, and genuineness

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 is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Painting watercolor portraits. And doodling.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My husband

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