Lauren Beukes

writes novels, comics, screenplays, TV

Lauren Beukes is an award-winning, best-selling novelist who also writes comics, screenplays, TV shows and occasionally journalism.

She is the author of The Shining Girls, Zoo City, Moxyland, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past and the graphic novel, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom with Inaki Miranda.
The Shining Girls, about a time-travelling serial killer and the survivor who turns the hunt around, has been racking up great reviews from The New York Times to The Guardian and made the Sunday Times best-seller list. The book was recently optioned by MRC and Leonardo diCaprio’s Appian Way.

Her previous novel, Zoo City (2010) which the New York Times described as “an energetic phantasmagorical noir” won the Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle and was long-listed for the IMPAC Award. She’s written on kids shows for Disney, and in 2010, she directed the documentary Glitterboys & Ganglands, about Cape Town’s biggest female impersonation beauty pageant.

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