Henrietta Rose-Innes in conversation with Gail Fincham





Henrietta Rose-Innes, speculative fiction, Stone Plant, ecocriticism


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Author Biographies

Henrietta Rose-Innes

Henrietta Rose-Innes is a writer of novels and short stories. She is published in the UK by Aardvark Bureau/Gallic Books and in South Africa by Penguin Random House.

Gail Fincham, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Gail Fincham is Emeritus Professor at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. Her research explores the relationship between Europe and Africa and intersections between modernist, post-modernist, and post-colonial fiction.


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Huggan, Graham, & Helen Tiffin. Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Literature, Animals, Environment. Routledge, 2010.

Kruger, Loren. “Cape Town and the sustainable city in the writing of Henrietta Rose-Innes”. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies vol. 2, no. 1–2, 2019, pp. 15–33. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/jucs.2.1-2.15_1.

Moolla, Fiona, ed. Natures of Africa: Ecocriticism and Animal Studies in Contemporary Cultural Forms. Wits U P, 2016.

Nixon, Rob. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Harvard U P, 2011.


Riach, Graham K. “Henrietta Rose-Innes and the Politics of Space”. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, pp. 1–16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0021989418780937.

Riach, Graham K. “‘Concrete Fragments’: An Interview with Henrietta Rose-Innes.” Journal of Commonwealth Literature, pp. 1–10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0021989418777021.

Rose-Innes, Henrietta. Animalia Paradoxa. Boiler House P, 2019.

Rose-Innes, Henrietta. Green Lion. Umuzi, 2015.

Rose-Innes, Henrietta. Nineveh. Umuzi, 2011.

Rose-Innes, Henrietta. Shark’s Egg. Kwela, 2000.

Rose-Innes, Henrietta. The Rock Alphabet. Kwela, 2004.

Watson, Stephen. The Music in the Ice: On Writers, Writings and Other Things. Penguin, 2010.

Williams, Daniel. “Life Among the Vermin: Nineveh and Ecological Relocation”. Studies in the Novel vol. 50, no. 3, 2018, pp. 419–40.




How to Cite

Rose-Innes, H., & Fincham, G. (2019). Henrietta Rose-Innes in conversation with Gail Fincham. Tydskrif Vir Letterkunde, 56(2), 89–93. https://doi.org/10.17159/2309-9070/tvl.v.56i2.6769