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Henrietta Rose-Innes


Henrietta Rose-Innes is a novelist and short story writer from Cape Town, currently living in the UK while completing a PhD at the University of East Anglia.

She won the Caine Prize for African Writing 2008 and the HSBC / PEN Short Story Prize 2007 and was runner-up in the BBC Short Story Award 2012. Her work is included in the Granta Book of the African Short Story (2011) and has been published in a number of languages, including French, Spanish and German.

Praise for Henrietta Rose-Innes
‘I love Henrietta Rose-Innes’ work. With plotlines that are wittily subversive and language that is whippet-lean, it is long overdue for discovery by a wider readership.’ – Patrick Gale
‘Henrietta Rose-Innes writes an admirably taut, clean prose. … A welcome addition to the new South African literature.’ J M Coetzee
‘Without contest among the most important voices of the new South African literature.’ Catherine Simon, Le Monde
 ‘Rose-Innes is a writer almost in the Virginia Woolf mould – lateral of mind and poetic in her style of narration.’ Sunday Times (SA)
‘Henrietta Rose-Innes is a glorious writer who manages to write about mankind and the natural world, without taking sides.’ Paul Dawson
‘A compellingly enigmatic story, [2008 Caine Prize winner] Poison’s few pages are also an eloquent vignette of the “new” South Africa.’ The Guardian
‘A gripping, thrilling allegory of a troubled nation, Nineveh is executed with wit, panache, precision and something that I can only call wounded love for the country the author calls her home.’ Neel Mukherjee

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