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Lauren Beukes

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Lauren Beukes is a novelist, scriptwriter, comics writer, TV writer and occasional documentary maker and former journalist.

She won the Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle for her phantamagorical noir, Zoo City, set in a re-imagined Johannesburg.

Her previous novel, Moxyland is political thriller about a consumertopia corporate apartheid state where cell phones are used for social control.

The Shining Girls, her new novel, due out mid-2013 is about a time-travelling serial killer and the girl who survives his attack and turns the hunt around.

She's also written Fairest: The HIdden Kingdom, a six part mini-series spin-off of Bill Willingham's Fables for DC/Vertigo, about Rapunzel in Tokyo, with art by Inaki Miranda.

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The Spark is a weekly guest blog series by African writers talking about what inspired the big idea for their new novels.


Want to write one? I’m open to submissions for 2014. If you’re an African author or publisher with a new book out or coming up (or that came out in the last six months or so),please email me a query after you’ve read the guidelines here.


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“She would disappear
folded like origami
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