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Cover Reveal: Ninive, the Spanish Translation of Henrietta Rose-Innes’ Novel, Nineveh

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Henrietta Rose-Innes has revealed the cover for Nínive, the Spanish translation of her third novel, Nineveh.

Nínive is to be published by Mexican publisher Almadia, and Rose-Innes will be at the Oaxaca International Book Fair to launch the book in October.

Rose-Innes shared the cover for Nínive on her website, saying:

Thrilled to reveal the cover for the new Spanish-language edition of my novel Niniveh (Ninive)! Publisher Editorial Almadía have produced something beautifully unsettling, sweet and creep-crawlingly appealing. It shares a family resemblance with the South African cover but is also entirely its own thing. What’s fun about it is the surprise: the mauve dustjacket has a section cut out of it, so the green cover peeks through … and when you lift the top cover, the beetle transforms into butterfly/hair. I’m very proud to be launching this in Mexico at the FIL Oaxaca in October.

Ninive, the French translation of Nineveh, recently won the François Sommer Literary Prize, which is awarded annually to novels and literary works that explore the relationship between humans and nature and support “the values of humanistic ecology”.

Nineveh tells the story on an out-of-control swarm of insects hampering the completion of Nineveh, a luxury estate outside Cape Town. The novel was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, and received high praise from Ivan Vladislavić, who said: “In Nineveh, [Rose-Innes] has created a densely layered, totally absorbing tragicomedy for our anxious time and place.”

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  • Nineve by Henrietta Rose-Innes
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    EAN: 9782881829147
 

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