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Henrietta Rose-Innes

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Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African writer based in Cape Town. Her novel Nineveh was published by Random House Struik in 2011, following a short-story collection, Homing and two earlier novels: Shark's Egg and The Rock Alphabet.

In 2012, her short story 'Sanctuary' took second place in the BBC International Short Story Competition. Nineveh was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the M-Net Literary Award. In 2008, Henrietta won the Caine Prize for African Writing, for which she was shortlisted in 2007. Also in 2007, she was awarded the South African PEN Literary Award. Shark's Egg was shortlisted for the 2001 M-Net Book Prize.

Her short stories have appeared in various international publications, including Granta, AGNI
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JRB: the conversation issue

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The new issue of the Johannesburg Review of Books is online now. The January “Conversation Issue” includes my interview with Gail Fincham for the South African Literary magazine Tydskrif vir Letterkunde – we chat my writing and forthcoming novel, Stone Plant. (In English)


Read the full interview here.


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Average rating: 3.82 · 1,529 ratings · 260 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
Nineveh

3.68 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Green Lion

3.60 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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Rock Alphabet

3.45 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2005
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Shark's Egg

3.57 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2000
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Poison

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Animalia Paradoxa

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