Award-winning author Henrietta Rose-Innes', who has previously won the Caine Prize for African Writing, and been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction List, has had her short story, SANCTUARY, shortlisted for the BBC International Short Story Award 2012.
Ten stories were selected as contenders for the annual prize this year, which is open to writers writing in English anywhere in the world who have been published in the UK. In order to mark the historic 2012 London Olympics, the award has become the BBC International Short Story Award. The award is one of the most prestigious awards for a single fiction short story, with the winning author receiving £15,000 in prize money.
The winner will be announced live on BBC Radio 4's Front Row on Tuesday, 2 October and the shortlisted stories will be published in a special anthology which will be available for free audio download.
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Henrietta's latest novel is NINEVEH published by Umuzi in South Africa, and she is completing a new novel, GREEN LION.
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Praise for Henrietta Rose-Innes
'Henrietta Rose-Innes writes an admirably taut, clean prose…A welcome addition to the new South African literature.' -- J M Coetzee
'Rose-Innes's writing is as entertaining as it is subtle - a rare combination.' -- Steven Amsterdam
'Henrietta Rose-Innes is a master of the beautifully thought-out metaphor. Her prose is elegant and liquid.' -- Cape Times
'Rose-Innes is a writer almost in the Virginia Woolf mould - lateral of mind and poetic in her style of narration.' -- Leon de Kock, Sunday Times
'Rose-Innes writes like a virtuoso; each word is as carefully placed as in a poem.' -- Margot Pakendorf, Rapport
'One of South Africa's most renowned and most exciting emerging voices.' -- Carol Brammage, The Witness
'Rose-Innes is a pleasure to read - inventive, intelligent and entertaining. She has a gift for precise, revelatory description that remakes familiar things in astonishing ways' -- Ivan Vladislavic