Here’s a lovely piece in praise of caterpillars from Patrick Barkham in the Guardian – with a nod to Nineveh, noting the “welcome appearance for that rare species, the humane pest controller”. I’d forgotten what fabulous pets they are: busy, and oddly personable. The forest school class loved having caterpillars trotting up their arms, and solicitously […]
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).
The Chicago Review of Books calls Nineveh “a remarkable inquiry into humanity’s ongoing relationship with nature.” Innes provides every detail of both human and natural architecture with impeccable precision. This attention to the physical world informs Nineveh’s well-mapped structure and propels forward a refreshing narrative, rife with irascible insects and immovable greenery. Read the full review by […]
Jared Shurin – of Pornokitsch, and until recently publisher at Jurassic London – has long been an enthusiastic supporter of Nineveh. Read his new review, written to mark the UK and US editions : A contemporary urban fantasy classic … creepy, crawly and a little bit chilling …Nineveh works excellently as a metaphor for gentrification and class structure, but, for me, the […]
Literary Hub (lithub.com) has published an extract from Nineveh on their website. Read for free! It’s strange, what disgusts people. Who would scorn the friendship of gecko, for example: golden-eyed, translucent-skinned, toes splayed on a farmhouse wall? Who could resent a long-legged spider, knitting its silver in the corner of a room? But they do: people will […]
In the wake of the US launch of Nineveh, Electric Literature has run a interview with me, with this lovely intro: Nineveh is one of the coolest novels I’ve read in years. I don’t know how else to say it. The ancient ruin of the title is a luxury housing project outside Cape Town that’s […]
I’m very happy to be be appearing at Kramerbooks in Washington DC tomorrow night, 16th Nov, alongside my fellow Unnamed Press author Fabienne Josaphat. We’ll be reading from our novels, Nineveh and The Baron’s Shadow, and chatting about our work. Join us if you’re in the neighbourhood. Facebook invitation here. Fabienne Josaphat’s electric prose in […]
The Chicago Review of Books has named Nineveh, out now in the States from Unnamed Press, one of their “ten best new books to read this November”. Read the whole list here: exciting titles, including new books by Anne Rice and Zadie Smith.
In November, I’m very excited to be touring the States with the US edition of Nineveh from Unnamed Press, talking at various bookstores. All very welcome! Nov 11: Ithaca, NY: 5:15 PM at Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College. (Flyer above) Nov 14: Baltimore, MD: 7:00 PM at The Ivy Bookshop; Facebook invitation here. Nov 16: Washington, D.C.: 6:30 […]