My publishers Aardvark Bureau and Gallic Books are giving away ten copies of my novel Green Lion, about to be released in the UK. Enter on Goodreads – giveaway ends Aug 19.
The fun, freewheeling, democratic and fiercely contested alternative to the Booker Prize, the Guardian’s annual “Not the Booker” prize, is open for voting, with a gigantic long list of 150 books. Green Lion is one of them. If you’ve read and enjoyed my novel, please do consider giving it a vote – it would be […]
The first UK review of Green Lion came out a little while ago on The Bookbag. The verdict? “This is not necessarily a likeable book, but it’s certainly not a forgettable one.” – what more could you ask for? Rose-Innes’ animals have a liquid quality, slipping between boundaries, often unseen but felt or heard, frequently doing […]
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 […]
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.
I’m delighted to report that my novel Green Lion will be coming out in the UK in Aug from the wonderful Gallic Books / Aardvark Bureau. We’ve kept the original SA Umuzi cover, with a few small tweaks from designer Russell Stark (publicide), because it’s perfect. Excited to have it out in time to take to the […]
I had a wonderful time travelling to Switzerland and France in September to launch L’Homme au lions (Editions Zoe). I was met by several warm reviews in the Swiss press: Henrietta Rose-Innes crystallises the fears and projections the big cats arouse … if “L’Homme au lion” has a metaphorical character, there are also complex and vivid characters. – Le […]
The first Geneva launch of L’HOMME AU LION (Green Lion), the beautiful French edition from Editions Zoe, will take place on 16 Sep, Librairie du Boulevard, at 6pm. All welcome. Further Paris and Geneva dates to be announced soon.
L’HOMME AU LION – the French edition of Green Lion, from Editions Zoé, translated by the wonderful Elisabeth Gilles – is in bookshops today. Here’s a brief early review by Anne-Sylvie Sprenger, Payot/L’Hebdo (to the best of my and Google Translate’s ability): With a haunting pen, the South African author pulls us into this fable which tries to penetrate the close […]