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Henrietta Rose-Innes

About 
Henrietta Rose-Innes is the author of the novels Shark’s Egg, The Rock Alphabet and Nineveh, and the short-story collection Homing. She was awarded the South African PEN Literary Award in 2007 and won the Caine Prize for African Writing the following year. Her novel Nineveh was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times  Fiction Prize and an M-Net Literary Award.

Her short stories have appeared in various international publications, including Granta, AGNI and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, and her work has been translated into several languages. In 2015, the French translation of Nineveh won the François Sommer Literary Prize. She divides her time between Cape Town and Norwich, where she is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.


Photo credit: Christine Fourie

Titles by this author

A short story collection, comprising fourteen stories, the themes of which range the terrain of...

There's an out-of-control swarm of insects hampering the completion of Nineveh, a luxury...

“Of course, you’re never expecting the lion, are you? Like something coming up...