Perfect Joburg Experience

It was the perfect Joburg experience: afternoon thunderstorms with hail and lightning, followed by a rainbow arcing over Auckland Park, going to claim a prestigious literary prize (my first ever South African award), The University of Johannesburg Prize, with my brilliant editor, Helen Moffett as my date, lovely people passionate about local lit, powerful, moving […]

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The Taser of Happiness

I’m really proud and excited that The Shining Girls has scooped three major awards across three genre categories. Mash-up for the win! Earlier this year, The Shining Girls won the prestigious South African literary award, The University of Johannesburg prize. Here’s what the judges had to say “The magic in the story lies in its […]

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Broken Monsters release dates!

I have a new novel coming out. It’s called Broken Monsters and it’s out July 1st in South Africa, 31st July in the UK and 16th September in the USA. I’ll be on tour to promote the book in Cape Town, Johannesburg in South Africa in July, London, Harrogate, Edinburgh, the Latitude Festival in the […]

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Shiny Shiny: 2013 UJ Prize

So, this just happened! The Shining Girls won the prestigious 2013 UJ literary prize. The judges said: “This highly innovative novel blends time travel, serial killers, mystery and the evolution of Chicago in the 20th century, all within the framework of Beukes’s magical imaginings, rendered in beautifully constructed prose… Beukes’s foray into fresh themes and […]

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Cover Story: Broken Monsters

Finally, all three covers for my new novel, Broken Monsters, have been released! I love the radically different treatments and how each designer has interpreted the soul of the novel. In order of release date: South African cover by Joey Hi-Fi. Umuzi edition out 1 July. (You can pre-order it from my local indie, The […]

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Short-listed for The Sunday Times Fiction Prize

I’m very excited that The Shining Girls has been short-listed for the 2014 Sunday Times Fiction Prize, which goes to “a novel  of rare imagination and style, evocative, textured and a tale so compelling as to become an enduring landmark of contemporary fiction.” Chairperson Annari van der Merwe says: “This year’s shortlist contains an interesting mix of […]

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