The Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize 

‘The Second Law’ 

The GBP Short Story Prize 2018/19 is currently open to submissions. While it is, we’ll be revisiting last year’s fantastic longlist- and shortlistees, with links to their work.

Our ninth finalist, from the 2016/17 longlist of 13 authors and shortlist of four, is Henrietta Rose-Innes. 

HENRIETTA ROSE-INNES is a South African author of four novels and a short-story collection. Her novel Nineveh was published in the UK and US in 2016, and Green Lion will appear in the UK in 2017. Both books were shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, South Africa’s most prestigious literary award. Henrietta’s short stories have appeared in various international publications, including Granta, AGNI and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011. In 2012, her short story ‘Sanctuary’ took second place in the BBC International Short Story Competition. Her story ‘Poison’ was awarded the 2008 Caine Prize for African Writing as well as the 2007 South African PEN Literary Award.

Henrietta’s GBP 2016/17 Short Story Prize longlisted story, ‘The Second Law’, can be accessed here.

You can read another of Henrietta’s short stories, ‘Poison’, here.

And read an interview with Henrietta here.