Lauren Beukes

 
Desecrating books for art and literacy
Desecrating books for art and literacy
It is hardly an unusual occurrence to find lengthy queues running along Cape Town’s Harrington Street, although the crowd amassing in the late afternoon of Thursday, 12 November was noticeably different...
[Podcast]Extraordinary Life: Ruth First
[Podcast]Extraordinary Life: Ruth First
Anti-apartheid activist, communist, journalist, prisoner, academic, mother and victim of assassination: Ruth First indeed led an extraordinary life.
Broken Monsters: A concatenation of nanospaces
Broken Monsters: A concatenation of nanospaces
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (Umuzi)
Sparkle and flair from UJ Prize writers
Sparkle and flair from UJ Prize writers
Lauren Beukes has won the 2013 UJ Prize for The Shining Girls (Umuzi). This highly innovative novel blends time travel, serial killers,...
Lauren Beukes's 'Zoo City' comes to life in the urban jungle
Lauren Beukes's 'Zoo City' comes to life in the urban jungle
In her book Zoo City, Lauren Beukes's characters explore a grimy, dystopian Johannesburg. Through magical-realism and "animalled"...
Taking a page from a book of art
Taking a page from a book of art
Her latest novel, The Shining Girls, is, she says, "fundamentally about violence against women. How we talk about it, how we...
Leonardo DiCaprio buys rights to Lauren Beukes's novel
Leonardo DiCaprio buys rights to Lauren Beukes's novel
Beukes tweeted over the weekend that the rights had been sold to Appian Way.
Grisly death passes without comment
Grisly death passes without comment
THE SHINING GIRLS by Lauren Beukes (Umuzi)
Lauren Beukes: At the forefront of the global invasion
Lauren Beukes: At the forefront of the global invasion
I meet Lauren Beukes at her home in Tamboerskloof, a steeply inclined suburb at the foot of Table Mountain. We had agreed to meet at the Woodstock...
City meets celluloid
City meets celluloid
Film rights to Lauren Beukes's award-winning novel Zoo City have been awarded to local producer Helena Spring.
Dark city
Dark city
There is a naked man writhing and hissing in a dirty puddle on the concrete floor beneath a barbed wire mesh ceiling. The gathered crowd watch...
What's behind sashaying for the sash
What's behind sashaying for the sash
Cinderella stories come with happy endings unless they are directed by novelist Lauren Beukes -- in which case the end is only the beginning, the...

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