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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Writing a New Africa

BBC4 Radio interviewed a bunch of interesting South African writers including Ivan Vladislavic, Niq Mhlongo, Nadia Davids, Thando Mgqolozana, Lebo Mashile and me for a three part radio series hosted by Thabiso Mohare. Read about it here.  Listen to ep. 1 Johannesburg City of Recent Arrivals BBC Radio 4 Listen to episode 2 Page & Stage BBC […]

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Sunday Times Longlist

    I’m very happy that The Shining Girls has made the long-list for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and even happier at the company it’s in. These are some very fine books by exceptionally talented writers. It’s a great snapshot of local literature right now across all genres and subject matter. If you’ve been […]

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