Zoo City wins Finland’s Tähtivaeltaja Award

Thank you, Finland! Zoo City won the Tähtivaeltaja Award as the best SFF book published in Finland in 2016!  Previous winners include Margaret Atwood, Peter Watts, Gene Wolfe and Hannu Rajaniemi. Here’s the news item (in Finnish): http://tahtivaeltajablogi.com/2017/06/01/uutiset-tahtivaeltaja-palkinto-2017-jaettu/ Huge thanks to my Finnish publisher, Aula & Con. and especially my brilliant translator, Tytti Viinikainen. I’m really looking […]

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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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Slipping: Stories, Essays, and Other Writing – Femalitica

  A great new review for my debut collection, Slipping: Stories, Essays, and Other Writing, which is out tomorrow in the USA. You can order on Amazon or via your friendly neighbourhood independent bookstore (USA) or ask your local bookstore to order it in for you. “I don’t normally read essays, but I found those in this collection fascinating, in […]

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New Zoo (and Moxy too)

Brand new editions of Zoo City and Moxyland are out in the USA this week, from my brilliant publisher Mulholland!  It was also the perfect excuse to break out the sloth scarf I wore to the Arthur C Clarke Award ceremony five years ago! I love the playful, toothy rawness of the new Zoo City […]

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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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Les Monstres

My French publisher, Presses de la Cité, just sent me the cover for the French edition of Broken Monsters and it’s beautiful and I am completely in love with it and beside myself. The book will be out in Autumn in Europe, translated by the incredibly fastidious and brilliant Laurent Philibert-Caillat.  In the meantime, you can […]

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Reading Democracy – Zoo City

Reading is more of a dictatorship than a democracy – the author hands over the country of the imagination to the reader who becomes Supreme Leader and makes of it what she will. UPDATE: I’ve thought about it more and I think reading is an inter-dependent dictatorship, a collusion of writers and readers.  But this post […]

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