Talking success and the importance of cats

I’m thrilled to have been featured in the January issue of Woman & Home magazine along with other badass South African women who are breaking through boundaries in their fields from art to business. Especially grateful to the wonderful photographer, Nazreen Essack, who managed to get my evil cat of evil, Ms Ivyness of Doom, […]

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What I read for Amanda Palmer

  Amanda Palmer recently played gigs in Cape Town and Johannesburg and asked me up, as she does with crazy generosity, to be one of her guest artists. I read a piece originally commissioned for legendary South African photographer Jodi Bieber‘s photo book, Real Beauty, and later reprinted in my collection, Slipping: Short Stories, Essays and […]

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Zoo City wins Finland’s Tähtivaeltaja Award

Thank you, Finland! Zoo City won the Tähtivaeltaja Award as the best SFF book published in Finland in 2016!  Previous winners include Margaret Atwood, Peter Watts, Gene Wolfe and Hannu Rajaniemi. Here’s the news item (in Finnish): http://tahtivaeltajablogi.com/2017/06/01/uutiset-tahtivaeltaja-palkinto-2017-jaettu/ Huge thanks to my Finnish publisher, Aula & Con. and especially my brilliant translator, Tytti Viinikainen. I’m really looking […]

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Slipping review at Worlds in Ink

Lovely review of my short story collection, Slipping at South African lit blog, Worlds in Ink !  Snip: “Her fiction manages to deal with real issues in unusual and disconcerting ways; Beukes is not afraid to shine a light into the darkness we wilfully try to ignore in order to expose the hard truths hidden in the nooks and […]

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Slipping reviews

A pair of fresh reviews for my recently released debut collection Slipping: Stories, Essays, and other Writing.   For Locus Online, Paul Di Filippo praises the book. First, while the Big Five have more or less abandoned story collections, Tachyon continues to promote this essential variety of book. Lauren Beukes’s debut assemblage is a fine example. Coming […]

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Slipping: Stories, Essays, and Other Writing – Femalitica

  A great new review for my debut collection, Slipping: Stories, Essays, and Other Writing, which is out tomorrow in the USA. You can order on Amazon or via your friendly neighbourhood independent bookstore (USA) or ask your local bookstore to order it in for you. “I don’t normally read essays, but I found those in this collection fascinating, in […]

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Survivors’ Club: Interview with Dynamic Forces

Dale and I chat to Byron Brewer for Dynamic Forces about being authorial co-pilots, 80’s horror, and how they have gotten to know the characters in our Vertigo horror comic, Survivors’ Club.  Dynamic Forces: Dale, the basic premise of Survivors’ Club comes from an idea of yours. Tell us about that notion and are you a horror […]

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Survivors’ Club Launch with The Morning Pages

Cape Town survivors! Dale Halvorsen and I will we launching the trade paperback/collected graphic novel version of Survivor’s Club, our 80’s-tastic horror comic. It’s all happening at the Book Lounge, 24 Nov, 5.30 for 6pm with a special performance by one of our favourite local bands, The Morning Pages, whose music could absolutely be the soundtrack for […]

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