I recently was interviewed by literary scholar Gail Fincham for South African literary journal Tydskrif vir Letterkunde. It’s a wide-ranging discussion about my writing and influences, past and present. You can access it here. I value a destabilising sense of estrangement in writing; among other things, it is one way to approach writing about the […]
Reviewer Sue Broom has put up a lovely thoughtful assessment of Green Lion on Nudge-book.com: Her portrayal of the sheer physicality of the lioness is sublime … The wilderness within the fence takes on a mystique of menace and there are some beautiful descriptions of its landscape. A recurring image throughout is gold – rare and […]
I wrote a piece about my writerly relationship with my home town, Cape Town, for the excellent books and writing blog The Literary Sofa: To tourists, Table Mountain seems incongruous, wondrous; to locals, it’s a landmark and a compass point, even for those of us who live so far from the centre that the “tabletop” […]
Here’s a lovely, wide-ranging, thoughtful review from BookBlast for Green Lion: Individual vs. family, rich vs. poor, man vs. wild animal, conservation vs. extinction: Henrietta Rose-Innes’ multi-layered narrative addresses all these contradictions skilfully and with lightness of touch. Green Lion speaks to us urgently of another kind of moral responsibility to that which we are […]
Green Lion has made it onto Book Blast’s intriguing Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds for September, taking the “Environmentalism and the New World” slot on this list of “deliciously eclectic, mind-altering reads to see us into the Autumn”.
Some photos from the magnificent launch for the UK edition of Green Lion at Belgravia Books on 5th September. A fine time was had, and lion chocolates were savagely consumed. Thank you Aardvark Bureau! Photos: Bethan James
Dearest Londoners! I’m launching my novel Green Lion on 5th August, and I’d love you to come. RSVP as below to Belgravia Books.
To mark the publication week of the UK edition of Green Lion, Female First UK has published a little list of the “10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me” – it was fun to write!
The first significant review of Green Lion in the UK is out, with a very gratifying five stars from the Telegraph (Sat 19 Aug). Lara Feigel writes: If there is an inner lion in us all, as Rose-Innes seems to suggest , her prose – weaving between muscular and lyrical – is well-equipped to capture […]
I’ll be launching the UK edition of Green Lion at the always-wonderful Edinburgh International Book Fair. I’ll be there in the week of the 20 Aug, and have several appearances lined up: Mon 21 Aug, 17.30 – 18.15: Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series. Dangerous Dispatches: Henrietta with Deni Ellis Béchard and Tom Feiling, reading works from […]