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Henrietta Rose-Innes
Biographical info

Henrietta Rose-Innes is a Cape Town-based novelist and short-story writer. She is the author of two novels published by Kwela Books, Shark’s Egg and The Rock Alphabet, and has edited a South African miscellany, Nice Times!. In 2008 she won the Caine Prize for African Writing for her story “Poison”. In 2007, she was awarded the 2007 SA PEN award, and was also shortlisted for the Caine in that year.

The Rock Alphabet has been translated into Romanian. A compilation of short pieces, translated into German, was published in September 2008 as Dream Homes: Schnappschüsse und Geschichten aus Kapstadt.

Her short stories have also been anthologised in, among other publications:

Dinaane: Short Stories by South African Women,
South African Short Stories Since 1994,
A City Imagined,
180 Degrees,
Leaves to a Tree,
Open: An erotic anthology by South African women,
African Pens: New writing from southern Africa 2007
Jambula Tree and Other Stories.

Henrietta also teaches creative writing at the University of Cape Town’s Creative Writing MA course, and online at the SA Writers’ College and the NZ Writer’s College.

She is represented by her agent Isobel Dixon of:

Blake Friedmann Literary, Film & TV Agency
122 Arlington Road
London NW1 7HP
Tel: 020 7284 0408
Fax: 020 7284 0442
email: info@blakefriedmann.co.uk.

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