To celebrate twenty years of the Caine Prize, Africa’s premier literary competition, an anthology of short stories featuring all twenty winners so far has been published by New Internationalist. It contains my story ‘Poison’, as well as work by upcoming and leading African writers Leila Aboulela, Helon Habila, Binyavanga Wainana, Yvonne Owuor, Brian Chikwava, Mary Watson, Monica […]
Book blogger David Hebblethwaite has written a generous review of my collection of short stories, Animalia Paradoxa, which you can read here: “An evocative and affecting collection of stories. It leaves me keen to read more.” Animalia Paradoxa is available from Boiler House Press.
My new collection of short stories, Animalia Paradoxa, is out now from Norwich-based Boiler House Press, as part of their exciting first fiction offering: great new books from Ben Borek, Ruby Cowling and Jonathan Gibbs complete the beautifully designed set. Buy them now direct from Boiler House ( international shipping available). The stories have never […]
My story “The Second Law” is now *free* to read on the Galley Beggar Press website. Yet again I demonstrate my precog powers, as this story clearly predicts the fidget spinner. I should get paid more for this stuff. More stories from last year’s Galley Beggar Prize longlist are all online on the excellent site, as […]
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. […]
I’m delighted to say that my short story “The Second Law” has been longlisted for the Galley Beggar short story prize. There are 13 great stories on the list, and they can all be downloaded, for a pound each, as singles from the Galley Beggar website – mine is here. The site also carries brief interviews with me […]
Here’s a lovely review of Hep Eve (the Turkish edition of my story collection Homing, from publisher Yüz Kitap): “A book that reminds people why they love stories. It’s like a delicious candy that melts in the mouth … as if Henrietta Rose-Innes is addressing a sense we have not discovered yet.” The whole review (in […]
I’m delighted to announce that my collection of short stories, Homing, is now published in Turkish by Yüz Kitap as HEP EVE – I just adore the fresh and witty cover they’ve made for it. Güney Afrika’nın en önemli seslerinden Henrietta-Rose Innes bu incelikli ve tam kararında yazılmış öykülerde bizlere bir dizi sıradan hayata sıra dışı bir bakış atma imkânı sunuyor … Cape Town’da […]
My short story ‘Porcelain’, from my 2010 collection Homing, is featured in this month’s Woman & Home magazine (South Africa). The great news is that they plan to print more local fiction as a regular feature.