The winner in 2008 was South African writer Henrietta Rose-Innes, for her story Poison, which also won the HSBC / SA PEN Literary Award, judged by JM Coetzee.
Her novel Nineveh was published in 2011 by Umuzi (Random House Struik), who also brought out her collected stories, Homing, in 2010. Two previous novels (Shark's Egg, 2000 and Rock Alphabet, 2004) were published by Kwela Books. Her short stories have been widely published, appearing in The Granta Book of the African Short Story and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011.
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