Guest of Honour: Lauren Beukes

We hereby present a real scoop – our Guest of Honour #2, Lauren Beukes.

Lauren Beukes is the international best-selling and award-winning author of “The Shining Girls”, now an AppleTV+ show starring Elisabeth Moss, “Zoo City”, “Broken Monsters” and “Afterland” among other books. She writes across genres, including science fiction, horror, crime, fantasy and realism.

Lauren’s novels have been published in 24 countries and translated into 26 languages. She’s also a comics writer, screenwriter, journalist and documentary maker.

As a journalist, she covered stories on electricity cable thieves, HIV+ beauty pageants and has done ride-alongs with Cape Town’s police through the ganglands. Her prizes include the Arthur C Clarke Award, the Strand Critics Choice Aware, the University of Johannesburg Prize, the August Derleth prize and the Tähtivaeltaja Award. She’s currently developing original TV shows and has just finished a new novel, Bridge, due out next year.

The South African author lives in London with her daughter and two cats.You can read about Lauren and her books, comics and TV-works at her website:

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