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 Stars by Emma Donoghue (!!) and Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic, which is also one of the books that has been getting me through lockdown.

Here’s the review:

From the South African novelist behind the inventive chiller The Shining Girls comes a postapocalyptic thrill-ride/ parable that takes place after an unstoppable virus has wiped out most of the world’s men. Our heroine is a tough- as-nails mother who’d been visiting Disneyland with her family pre-pandemic and is now trying to return her son—who, as one of the last living boys, is wanted under the Male Protection Act—to the shelter city of Johannesburg.

Photo creds to @goodgirlkills.