Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African novelist and short-story writer. She was the 2008 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing for her speculative-fiction story "Poison". Her novel Nineveh was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Prize for Fiction and the M-Net Literary Awards. In September of that year her story "Sanctuary" was awarded second place in the 2012 BBC (Inter)national Short Story Award.
Rose-Innes has been a Fellow in Literature at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2007-8) and has held residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center; Chateau de Lavigny, Lausanne; the kunst:raum sylt quelle, Sylt; Georgetown University; the University of Cape Town's Centre for Creative Writing; Caldera Arts Center, Oregon; and Hawthornden Castle Writer's Retreat, Scotland. She is a 2012 Gordon Fellow at the Gordon Institute for Creative and Performing Arts (GIPCA), University of Cape Town.
- Short stories
- Homing (2010) (collection)
Other short pieces have appeared in a variety of international publications, including:
- "Homing" in The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2011)
- "Promenade" in The Granta Book of the African Short Story (2011)
- "Homing" in AGNI 72, Portfolio of African Fiction (2010)
- "Falling" in Willesden Herald New Short Stories 4 (2010)
Creative non-fiction by Rose-Innes includes:
- "Semiprecious" in Homecoming, Granta Online (2010)
- "Chan Chan at Break of Day" in Home Away (2009)
- "Five sites" in A City Imagined (2006)
- Alfabetul Pietrelor, Tritonic Books/ Alfabetul Pietrelor (translation of The Rock Alphabet, Romanian, 2007).
- Dream Homes: Schnappschüsse und Geschichten aus Kapstadt (collected essays and short stories, German, 2008).
- "Promenade" in Naar de Stad: De mooiste korte verhalen van de 21ste eeuw, ed. A. Verbeke & S. van Hassel (Dutch, 2012)
- "Poison" in the Albawtaka Review (Arabic, 2010)
- "Haifischei" in Litprom Nr. 94 (Shark's Egg extract, German, 2007).
- Double Storey Books/ Nice Times! A Book of South African Pleasures and Delights (Compiled and edited by Rose-Innes, 2006).
- Short story 'Sanctuary' awarded second place in the 2012 BBC (Inter)national Short Story Award.
- Nineveh was shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Prize for Fiction and the M-Net Literary Awards.
- Runner-up, Willesden Herald short story competition, 2010  for 'Falling'
- Winner of the 2008 Caine Prize for African Writing  for 'Poison'
- Winner of the 2007 Southern African PEN short-story award 
- Shortlisted, 2007 Caine Prize
- Shortlisted, 2001 M-Net Literary Award for Shark's Egg