Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African author of four novels and a short-story collection, and a contributing editor at the Johannesburg Review of Books. Her novel Nineveh was published in the UK and US in 2016, and Green Lion appeared in the UK in 2017. Both books were shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, South Africa’s most prestigious literary award.
Henrietta’s short stories have appeared in various international publications, including Granta, AGNI and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011. Her short story ‘Sanctuary’ took second place in the BBC International Short Story Competition and ‘Poison’ was awarded the 2008 Caine Prize for African Writing as well as the 2007 South African PEN Literary Award.
Her work has been translated into French, Spanish, German and Turkish. In French translation, Nineveh won the François Sommer Literary Prize in 2015. She has held various artist’s residencies around the world, including in the US, Italy, Germany and Switzerland and has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of East Anglia.