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Lauren Beukes - Author


Lauren Beukes is a novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist.

She won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award for her novel Zoo City, set in a fantastical Johannesburg where guilt manifests as spirit animal familiars. Her previous works include Moxyland, a dystopian cyberpunk thriller set in Cape Town under corporate apartheid.

She helped create South Africa’s first half-hour animated TV show, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written kids animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France.

Author photo © Casey Crafford

If you like Lauren Beukes you might also like to read books by John Connolly, Graham Joyce and Michael Marshall.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Lauren Beukes

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Broken Monsters
Lauren Beukes
A truly sensational thriller; intelligent, pacey and unusually beautiful. It borders on the supernatural, taking you just as far as “suspension of disbelief” will allow, and is certainly not just your ordinary cop-chases-serial-killer. Disparate characters drawn from the seething streets...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Broken Monsters
Lauren Beukes
August 2014 eBook of the Month. A truly sensational thriller; intelligent, pacey and unusually beautiful. It borders on the supernatural, taking you just as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
The Shining Girls
Lauren Beukes
Winner of the Best Horror Novel at the British Fantasy Awards 2014. Breathtakingly chilling, this is written so convincingly the fact that there is a time-travelling serial killer seems completely plausible. Each chapter is headed with either the killer...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2013
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
The Shining Girls
Lauren Beukes
May 2013 Book of the Month. Breathtakingly chilling, this is written so convincingly the fact that there is a time-travelling serial killer seems completely plausible. Each chapter is headed with either the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/04/2013
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
Zoo City
Lauren Beukes
A Maxim Jakubowski Best Science Fiction selection. A second novel by the fast rising South African author (pronounced Beukes like mucus, she tells us...), recently shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. A frantic urban fantasy in which ex-drug...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2010
Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
Moxyland
Lauren Beukes
As with much science fiction Moxyland gets scarily close to reality, the all to familiar and what might not actually be a million miles away from where we are now. Gritty seems an overused word but that’s what this book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2009

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