Henrietta Rose-Innes is from Cape Town but is currently completing a PhD at UEA. She won the Caine Prize for African Writing 2008 and the HSBC / PEN Short Story Prize 2007 and was runner-up in the BBC Short Story Award 2012. Her work is included in the Granta Book of the African Short Story (2011) and is published in several languages.
'Henrietta Rose-Innes writes an admirably taut, clean prose. A welcome addition to the new South African literature.' J. M. Coetzee; 'A gripping, thrilling allegory of a troubled nation, Nineveh is executed with wit, panache, precision and something that I can only call wounded love for the country the author calls her home.' Neel Mukherjee