Cool Yakuza Stuff In The Mail

I got this insanely beautiful laser-cut Christmas card from Mikio Asakura who runs a coffee shop in Japan, which happens to be listed as one of the Yakuza cover businesses, in issue #10 of Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom, the Fables spin-off comic written by me with art by Inaki Miranda. The reason the coffee shop […]

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The Shining Girls SA cover reveal & limited edition hardcover

RandomHouse Umuzi released the cover of The Shining Girls by the brilliant and super-award-winning Joey Hi-Fi. What I love most about it is that, appropriately, it’s a very different treatment to his previous covers for Zoo City and Moxyland, but is still obviously in the same general family, with ingenious typography used in combination with […]

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The Shining Girls on the front page of The Bookseller

  Felicity Wood at The Bookseller interviewed me about my upcoming novel, The Shining Girls.  The full story is behind a paywall for subscribers only, but here’s a snippet: “What’s scarier than a psychopathic serial killer that can travel through time toying with victims at various points in their life? Not much if Lauren Beukes’ […]

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Fairest 11 Reviews

Cool reviews of Fairest #11, the comic I’ve been writing with art by Inaki Miranda. Bleeding Cool http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/12/review-fairest-11/, Futile Positionhttp://futileposition.com/2013/01/fairest-11-review-the-dark-history-of-rapunzel.html and Major Spoilershttp://majorspoilers.com/2013/01/12/review-fairest-11/(which, warning: does indeed contain major spoilers) Fairest #11 – Review

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A round-up of recent interviews

Mandy J Watson interviewed me about writing, tech, comics and my new novel, The Shining Girls for Vodacom Now and Ulrich Knoblauch did an awesome photo shoot to accompany it. Bladerunner cosplay FTW! “Writing novels is lonely work, stuck in your head with imaginary people”. (That is not my real pink hair, alas, but it is my […]

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Treachery in porcelain and hungry ghosts

The previews for Fairest #11, the comic I’ve been writing with art by the brilliant Inaki Miranda, have just gone up! It’s part four of The Hidden Kingdom mini-series set in Bill Willingham’s Fables universe and this issue is a doozy. Murder! Treachery! Politicking! Romance! Poison! Safe-cracking! More treachery! Invasion! And what happened to Rapunzel […]

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