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Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African author of four novels and two short-story collections. Her novels Nineveh and Green Lion were shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, and have been published internationally and in translation. In French translation, Nineveh won the François Sommer Literary Prize in 2015. Her collection of short stories, Animalia Paradoxa, was published in the UK in 2019. In 2012, ‘Sanctuary’ took second place in the BBC International Short Story Competition, and ‘Poison’ was awarded the 2008 Caine Prize for African Writing as well as the 2007 South African PEN Literary Award. She holds a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of East Anglia. Henretta has also acted as a judge for international writing competitions including the Caine Prize, and most recently for this year’s British Fantasy Awards, She currently lives in Cape Town.