I’ll be doing some hectic touring around my new novel, The Shining Girls, in the next few months.

Here’s a list of the confirmed public events so far (some details still to follow).

If you’d like me to do an event at your bookstore/library/college/school/culture-tech conference (see my talks at Webstock and DConstruct) /set up an interview / podcast while I’m in your city, please email me on lauren at lauren beukes dot com and I’ll forward to the relevant publicist. Or see below for publicist contact info in each country.

Some events are entirely free and open to the public, others require that you book a ticket / membership.  If in doubt, please contact the RSVP email address.

USA in March

March 22-24 Fablescon, Rochester Minnesota celebrating mythic fiction in comics and novels with Bill Willingham, Mike Carey, Mark Buckingham, Gene Ha, Adam H Hughes, Chris Roberson and Chrissie Zullo at a brand new awesome con called Fabletown & Beyond. I’ll mainly be talking about my run on Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom set in Willingham’s Fables universe, but I’ll also be doing some pre-arranged press stuff in New York and Chicago on The Shining Girls beforehand.

South Africa in April

Contact Kim Peters at Random House for interview/publicity requests.


3 April SA Librarian’s Conference (for librarians only!)


15 April  18h30 Magwood & Twigg Book Salon. BOOKING REQUIRED. camillatwigg@iburst.co.za

16 April 18h00 CitiVibe launch at Exclusive Books Melrose Arch. Shop HL19: Melrose Arch Piazza Melrose Arch Boulevard. RSVP melrosearch@exclusivebooks.co.za

17 April 18h00 Love Books Launch, The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre, 53 Rustenburg Road, Melville. RSVP: info@lovebooks.co.za

18 April TBC Jenny & Co Book Club BOOKING REQUIRED. RSVP: justjenny@iafrica.com


19 April 17h30 The Book Lounge 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town. RSVP booklounge@gmail.com

23 April 18h30 Kalk Bay Books 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay RSVP: books@kalkbaybooks.co.za

24 April 17h30 Exclusive Books Canal Walk, Shop 428 Canal Walk canalwalk@exclusivebooks.co.za

UK in April/May

Contact Louise Swannell at HarperCollins for interview /publicity requests

29 April 17h15 Forbidden Planet Launch, 179 Shaftesbury Ave  London WC2H 8JR

30 April 17h30 Signing at Waterstones London Wall

30 April 19h00 Kitschies Event TBA at Brixton Ritzy (very cool line-up but I can’t say more right now)

1 May 13h00-16h00 Clarke Award Conference at the Royal Society

1 May 13h00 -19h00 SOAS discussion at signing, Brunei Suite, SOAS University, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Sq, London WC1H 0XG

1 May 19h30 Arthur C Clarke Award at the Royal Society

2 May 18h30 Talk/Signing TBC at Foyles Charring Cross Road

South Africa in May


May 10/11 Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl TBC

May 17-19 May Franschhoek Literary Festival, Franschhoek

Australia in May

Contact Kelly Fagan at HarperCollins Australia for interview/publicity requests

May 19 & 20 – Melbourne
May 21 & 22 – Brisbane
May 23 – 26 – Sydney Writer’s Festival
May 27 – depart Australia for USA

 USA in June

Lots still to be confirmed.

Contact Nicole Dewey at Mulholland if you would like to request a media interview / podcast / bookstore event /library visit / other interesting thing.

May fly Sydney – West Coast LA/SF

June 1 BEA in NYC

June 5 My Birthday (ahem)

June 6 or 7 New York events TBC

June 8-10 – Chicago, Printers Row Lit Fest + other Chicago events TBC

June 11 – Houston, Murder by the Book

June 12-18/19 – Phoenix, Poisoned Pen

TBC: San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, LA and Portland.

TBC: Europe / South Africa / USA July-August-September

European Festivals various that haven’t been announced yet. Also hoping to confirm SDCC and ReaderCon

South Africa September: 

7-11 September Open Book Festival, Cape Town