Afterland is the perfect book for Leos, according to Lit Hub

Lit Hub’s Astrology Book Club predicts that Leos should read Afterland this month. Don’t look at me – it’s in the stars! Emily Temple writes: In this weirdly prescient pandemic novel, a woman goes to extraordinary lengths to protect her child—something fierce, loyal Leos will completely understand. Plus, Leos love a good page-turner, and Beukes can […]

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New York Times recommends Afterland (and co)!

It’s such a thrill to see Afterland recommended by the New York Times, in the company of Want by Lynn Steger Strong, The Unidentified by Colin Dickey, and Laura van den Berg’s new short story collection, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears. Joumana Khatib writes: After the “Manfall” pandemic wipes out most of the men on the […]

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Talking Afterland and plague books with AP News

I was interviewed by Hillel Italie from AP last week about why people write plague books. I can’t tell you how weird it is to have a novel coming out about the aftermath of a devastating global pandemic! The piece also features Lawrence Wright’s The End of October, and The Red Lotus by Chris Bojalian. […]

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Books to keep your teen hooked according to The Guardian

I love The Guardian’s weekly Book Clinic series and the idea of books as medicine. This week, an anonymous mother asked for book recommendations for her teenage son. Peter Swanson recommended The Shining Girls (“If he’d like something a little edgier”), as well as Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, everything by Stephen King (natch), and Bonecrack by […]

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Ungirls on sale on Amazon this week (US only)

My super forked-up* lab grown sex dolls story Ungirls is a 99 cents Kindle special this week (til 15 March 2020). Ungirls is part of the Disorder collection, an Amazon original anthology of six stories of “living nightmares etc” American Amazon users: get it here for $0.99, or browse the other awesome titles on promotion. The rest […]

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Slipping reviewed on Kirkus!

This is a terrific review of my short stories and non-fiction collection, Slipping from the team over at Kirkus: An art installation so tactile as to feel alive, a ghost that lurks alongside a promising architecture student, a girl gutted from the inside to make a premiere athlete: all stitched together into a punk tapestry […]

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