‘Green Lion’ by Henrietta Rose-Innes
Green Lion is the fourth novel by UEA writer Henrietta Rose-Innes and has just been published by Penguin Random House in South Africa. Henrietta (pictured) is originally from Cape Town and is currently studying at UEA for her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing under the supervision of novelist Jean McNeil. Her 2011 novel Nineveh was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the M-Net Literary Award, and in 2015 (in French translation, as Ninive) it won the François Sommer Literary Prize. Her short novel Shark’s Egg (2000) was shortlisted for the 2001 M-Net Book Prize. Her short stories have appeared in various publications internationally, including Granta, and in 2012 her short story ‘Sanctuary’ was the runner-up for the BBC International Short Story Competition. Her story ‘Poison’ was awarded the 2008 Caine Prize for African Writing and the 2007 South African PEN Literary Award. A collection of stories Homing was published in 2011.