Henrietta Rose-Innes (born 14 September 1971) 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 (2007–08) 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. She is currently studying towards a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.
- Green Lion (2015)
- Nineveh (2011)
- The Rock Alphabet (2004)
- Shark's Egg (2000)
Nineveh has been translated into French and Spanish (both 2015), and Green Lion has appeared in French as L'Homme au Lion (2016). The Rock Alphabet has been published in Romanian (2007). Dream Homes: Schnappschüsse und Geschichten aus Kapstadt, collected essays and short stories, was published in German in 2008.
- Short stories
- Homing (2010) (collection)
Other short pieces have appeared in a variety of international publications, including The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2011), The Granta Book of the African Short Story (2011) and "Granta" online.
- 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 shortlisted for the 2012 Sunday Times Prize for Fiction and the M-Net Literary Awards.
- 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
- Lindesay Irvine, "Henrietta Rose-Innes wins £10,000 Caine prize", The Guardian, 8 July 2008.
- "Prize-winning fiction: Apocalypse now – Readers reward horrible histories", The Economist, 10 July 2008.
- Fellowships, GIPCA.
- Henrietta Rose-Innes page at Blake Friedmann.
- Ben – Editor, "Henrietta Rose-Innes Wins $5,000 SA PEN Award", Books Live, 26 April 2007.