Tochi Onyebuchi recommends Zoo City for Electric Lit

Thank you, Tochi Onyebuchi for recommending Zoo City on Electric Lit, as a part of their awesome Read More Women series. Honoured to be listed alongside the likes of Akwaeke Emezi, my friend Nnedi Okorafor, Werewere Liking and Namwali Serpell. Tochi writes: The setting is Jo’burg. Our protagonist: a recovering journalist and former addict named […]

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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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“A Genuine Sense of Weirdness”: Slipping Review

My debut collection Slipping: Stories, Essays, and Other Writing will be out on the 29th November (you can preorder it from Amazon or find your nearest local US independent bookstore via Indiebound) It’s getting some lovely reviews already, including this one from This Ain’t Living. Read the full thing here, and here’s a snip: “The stories range from […]

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