Shelf Awareness calls Afterland “an epic odyssey”

I’m so happy that Shelf Awareness liked Afterland and wrote up such a thorough review. Here’s an excerpt, from Terry Hong: With remarkable prescience, Lauren Beukes’s Afterland takes on an “unprecedented global pandemic” with chilling results–and surprising comic relief threaded throughout. Six years after the success of Broken Monsters, the internationally bestselling South African author sets another disturbing novel […]

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Time Magazine thinks that you should read Afterland in July

I’m so honoured to have been included, by dint of Afterland, in this piece from Time Magazine of July reads. Afterland rubs shoulders with, among others, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura van den Berg, Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline, and Zadie Smith’s new collection of essays, Intimations, which she reportedly wrote during lockdown […]

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Esquire names Afterland a summer 2020 “Must-Read”

I’m thrilled that Esquire included Afterland in this round-up of 20 best summer 2020 reads, in the fabulous company of Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh, Gene Wolfe’s Interlibrary Loan, and I Hold a Wolf by the Ears by Laura Van Den Berg, among others. Adrienne Westenfeld writes: If you’re into pandemic literature, even after what we’ve […]

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Oprah calls Afterland a “thrill-ride”

I’m so happy that The Oprah Magazine featured Afterland in this gorgeous list of “28 of the best books to transport you this summer”. Extra bonus: All the books are written by women! Other great books on the list include Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin, My Mother’s House by Francesca Momplaisir, The Pull of the […]

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Afterland is essential (No, not that kind of essential)

Zommer put together this cool list of essential reading – no, not that kind of essential! I’m happy to see Afterland on the list, rubbing shoulders with Sisters by Daisy Johnson, The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones, which I’m digging into (and digging) at the moment, and more. Mike Crisolago writes: In a […]

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