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
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Lauren Beukes recommends
(Miriam Black, book 3)
"Fast, ferocious, sharp as a switchblade and ****ing fantastic."
Shovel Ready (2014)
(Spademan, book 1)
"Hardboiled as f*** with writing as fierce and sharp as a paper-cut."
(Southern Reach Trilogy, book 1)
"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."
The Three (2014)
(Three , book 1)
"Lotz is a ferociously imaginative storyteller whose twisty plots will kick the stairs out from under you. She's a talent to watch."
The Mirror Empire (2014)
(Worldbreaker Saga, book 1)
"Smart, dark, visceral and wonderfully, hectically entertaining."
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."
The Last One (2016)
"Tense and gorgeous and so damn clever . . . I loved every second."
Infinite Detail (2019)
"Deft and jolting as an EMP, Infinite Detail is a worryingly credible ghost story about our electronic lives."
A Luminous Republic (2020)
"A fever dream of a novel with sharp-as-knives insights; deft and cutting."
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