Henrietta Rose-Innes is a South African writer based in Cape Town. Her novel Nineveh (2011) was published by Random House Struik, following a short-story collection, Homing (2010), and two earlier novels: Shark’s Egg (2000) and The Rock Alphabet (2004).
GR: At what point in your life did you see yourself as a writer?
HR-I: From a young age, I wrote poems and stories; but it was only from my mid-twenties that I started to consider myself a writer. Before that I had thought I would be some kind of scientist. Doing the creative writing MA at the University of Cape Town – when that programme was in its very early days – was an important part of that shift.
The rest of the interview will be available in my forthcoming book (2016) by Lamar University Literary Press..