I recently did a little piece for British Airways’ High Life inflight magazine for their “Hometown” series – about the elusive caracals on Table Mountain, and writing about home while far away, and how a rooikat popped up in my novel Green Lion (out in the UK in August). It’s kind of fluffy (furry?) but I like it. […]
I did a little Q&A about my novel Green Lion, which is coming out in the UK in August from Aardvark Bureau / Gallic Books. … as humans grow estranged from the natural world and as we lose more and more wild species, we seem increasingly to mythologise nature. We value the images of animals and […]
The Greenwich Book Festival programme is out and tickets are available for sale. I’ll be taking part in the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize event on the evening of 27 May: Readings from the longlisted, shortlisted and winning authors of the 2016/17 award, as well as a panel event hosted by the Guardian Books journalist Chris Power. […]
Nineveh is included in a fascinating list of five recent international novels dealing with “City-Dwellers Under Stress … urban disquiet and the evolving tensions of 21st century city living” (along with Ge Fei’s The Invisibility Cloak, Kelly Luce’s Pull Me Under, Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People). Of Nineveh, Tobias Carroll writes: “Rose-Innes does a fantastic job of […]
I was very happy to see Nineveh reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement. “A churning hive, everyone a termite, all borders and boundaries eaten through … the novel has a powerful ecological strand.” Link here (paywalled).
If you’re in Norwich on April 10, I’ll be reading from Nineveh and my forthcoming novel Green Lion at the excellent Cafe Writers, alongside award-winning poet Elisabeth Sennitt Clough. Join us at 7pm at Take 5, 17 Tombland. Admission £2, and there’ll be an open mic. Facebook invitation and more information here.
“Strange, uncanny, and downright criminal” – if this sounds appealing and you’re in London on 28th March, come along to “Mysteries Overseas: An Evening with Acclaimed International Women Writers“. I’ll be there with authors Johana Gustawsson (France), Andrée A. Michaud (Canada) and Teresa Solana (Spain), chatting about our work. Q: What could be finer than spending an evening […]
I’m very pleased to be speaking at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) this coming Friday 10 March as part of the prestigious Conversations in Bloomsbury series. I’ll be in conversation with Zimbabwean writer and musician, Brian Chikwava, talking about my novel Nineveh. “This story, set in Cape Town explores the tensions between the natural and man-made […]
I recently did an interview with Michael Barron of transnational arts and culture website the Culture Trip. I talk about Nineveh, the state of South African literature, and writing in a foreign land. Up to now, I’ve always been focused on writing about specific landscapes that I know very well – Cape Town, basically. But since moving, I’ve […]
Lovely words for L’Homme au lion (French edition of Green Lion) from the Charybde blog: Henrietta Rose-Innes makes the city of Cape Town an essential figure, inhabited by the echoes of the past and magnetized by Table Mountain, where rocks, thorns and memories intertwine … a luminous narrative … enhanced by the magnetic descriptions of place, […]