Green Lion has made it onto the shortlist for the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, the fiction component of the Sunday Times Literary Awards, South Africa’s foremost literary accolade. The shortlist was announced recently at the Franschhoek Literary Festival, and the winner will be announced at an event in Johannesburg on 25 June, 2016. The full list of shortlisted books is: Boy on the Wire by […]

  Seeing your book’s cover for the first time can be a fraught moment for an author, but I’ve been really fortunate: I’ve had wonderfully skilled designers working on my books. I’m especially happy about my small but growing collection of Nineveh editions from different corners of the world. Each of these great designs is offbeat, eerie, playful, enigmatic – perfect for a tale of family dysfunction […]

Charl Blignaut has given my novel Green Lion a lovely review in City Press. The grand spectacle of extinction plays out in the fierce and compassionate fourth novel from Henrietta Rose-Innes … It’s the ability of Rose-Innes to plot a narrative with textured characters – with emotions, smells, stubborn streaks – that will keep you turning […]