Agent: Isobel Dixon
Biography: Prize-winning author with degrees in archaeology and biology, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. She has worked in publishing, scriptwriting and as a creative writing teacher. The author of two novels SHARK'S EGG (SA: Kwela 2000) and THE ROCK ALPHABET (SA: Kwela 2004) and a collection of short stories, HOMING, which features the 2008 Caine Prize winning story 'Poison' and the 2010 Willesden Prize runner-up, 'Falling'. In 2007/08 she spent some time working on her new fiction on the Schloss Solitude programme in Stuttgart, Germany. Her latest novel NINEVEH is published by Random House SA’s Umuzi imprint.
'Henrietta Rose-Innes writes an admirably taut clean prose.' J M Coetzee.
‘Rose-Innes’ writing is as entertaining as it is subtle – a rare combination.’ Steven Amsterdam, author of WHAT THE FAMILY NEEDED.
'I love Henrietta Rose-Innes’s 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, author of NOTES FROM AN EXHIBITION
‘Rose-Innes writes with a dreamlike, lyrical beauty, but she has the ability to keep a tight hold on her plot. Each of her works is a finely wrought delight.’ – Jennifer Crocker, Cape Times'