Henrietta Rose-Innes

Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African writer based in Cape Town. Her novel Nineveh (2011) has been short-listed for the 2012 South African Sunday Times Fiction Prize and won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2008. She has also written a short story collection, Homing (2010), and two other novels: Shark’s Egg (2000) and The Rock Alphabet (2004). She was awarded the South African PEN Literary Award in 2007 and her story ‘Falling’ was a runner-up in the 2010 Willesden Herald short story prize. Her short stories have appeared in various publications, including Granta, AGNI and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011. She was a Fellow in Literature at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2007-8) and has held various international residencies. Henrietta studied archaeology and completed an MA at the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Creative Writing under JM Coetzee in 1999. She has worked in publishing and is currently Donald Gordon Creative Arts Fellow at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), University of Cape Town.

Anthologies featuring Henrietta Rose-Innes

The BBC International Short Story Award 2012

In honour of the 2012 Olympics, this edition opened its doors to international short story submissions from all over the world, thus becoming the first BBC International Short Story Award.