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Lauren Beukes



Lauren Beukes is a recovering journalist, TV scriptwriter, award-winning columnist and writer (aka glorified typist).She lives in Cape Town with her husband and daughter.

Genres: Science Fiction, Literary Fiction, General Fiction, Horror
 
Novels
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Collections
   Slipping (2016)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction
   Maverick (2005)
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Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book winner (2011) : Zoo City
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2011) : Zoo City
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (2011) : Zoo City
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2013) : The Shining Girls


Lauren Beukes recommends
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Cormorant (2013)
(Miriam Black, book 3)
Chuck Wendig
"Fast, ferocious, sharp as a switchblade and ****ing fantastic."
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Shovel Ready (2014)
(Spademan, book 1)
Adam Sternbergh
"Hardboiled as f*** with writing as fierce and sharp as a paper-cut."
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Annihilation (2014)
(Southern Reach Trilogy, book 1)
Jeff VanderMeer
"A tense and chilling psychological thriller about an unraveling expedition and the strangeness within us. A little Kubrick, a lot Lovecraft, the novel builds with an unbearable tension and a claustrophobic dread that linger long afterward. I loved it."
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The Army Of The Lost (2014)
(Deadlands , book 3)
Lily Herne
"Fantastic! Teen-fighting-zombie-fun."
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The Three (2014)
(Three , book 1)
Sarah Lotz
"Lotz is a ferociously imaginative storyteller whose twisty plots will kick the stairs out from under you. She's a talent to watch."
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The Mirror Empire (2014)
(Worldbreaker Saga, book 1)
Kameron Hurley
"Smart, dark, visceral and wonderfully, hectically entertaining."
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Station Eleven (2014)
Emily St. John Mandel
"Station Eleven is a firework of a novel. Elegantly constructed and packed with explosive beauty, it's full of life and humanity and the aftershock of memory."
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The Last One (2016)
Alexandra Oliva
"Tense and gorgeous and so damn clever . . . I loved every second."
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South (2016)
(Divided America, book 1)
Frank Owen
"Dark and beautiful. I loved it."
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Zodiac (2016)
Sam Wilson
"A bold storyteller with an amazing mind."
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Autonomous (2017)
Annalee Newitz
"Holy hell. Autnomous is remarkable."
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Intruders (2018)
Mohale Mashigo
"Subversive and electric and yet achingly familiar."
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Infinite Detail (2019)
Tim Maughan
"Deft and jolting as an EMP, Infinite Detail is a worryingly credible ghost story about our electronic lives."
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A Luminous Republic (2020)
Andrés Barba
"A fever dream of a novel with sharp-as-knives insights; deft and cutting."

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