Lauren Beukes

2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists announced

South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards are back with two thrilling fiction and non-fiction longlists, and a dedicated new sponsor.

Elisabeth Moss to star in TV adaptation of Lauren Beukes’s novel The Shining Girls

The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes’s metaphysical thriller set in 1930s Chicago, is to be made into a TV series starring Elisabeth Moss.

Win a copy of Afterland, the new novel by Lauren Beukes, courtesy of Penguin Random House SA!

Penguin Random House is running a giveaway!

Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of Afterland by Lauren Beukes.

A roadtrip through an imagined post-pandemic America – watch a video of Lauren Beukes talking about the research for her new novel Afterland

Lauren Beukes’s new novel Afterland – a high-concept feminist dystopian thriller – is out now from Umuzi!

Acclaimed author Lauren Beukes returns with Afterland – a striking feminist dystopian thriller (PLUS Virtual Book Launch details)

A brilliant blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and trenchant science-fiction, Afterland is the high-concept feminist thriller that Lauren Beukes’s fans have been waiting for!

Footnotes, June 2019: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye …

Line-up of local and international authors announced for 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival

The programme for the 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival has been revealed!

Join NR Brodie and Lauren Beukes for the launch of Knucklebone in Cape Town

Pan Macmillan and Exclusive Books invite you to the Cape Town launch of Nechama Brodie’s debut novel Knucklebone.

The Rise of African Speculative Fiction: A special issue of The Manchester Review

This month The Manchester Review focuses on African speculative fiction, featuring work from Lauren Beukes, Nnedi Okorafor, Nick Mulgrew, Dilman Dila and Doreen Baingana, among others.

Bookshy features 22 short story collections by African women writers

Bookshy has curated a list of short story collections by African women writers, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Helen Oyeyemi, Sofia Samatar, Bessie Head, Petina Gappah and Lauren Beukes.

African comic book writers to watch – including Loyiso Mkize and Lauren Beukes

The Arcade has compiled a list of must-read African comic books, including Nigeria’s Comic Republic, Loyiso Mkize’s Kwezi and Lauren Beukes’s All the Pretty Ponies.

Forbes Africa’s feature on SA comics, on shelves now

Forbes Africa has a major feature on SA comics, including Lauren Beukes’ and Dale Halvorsen’s Survivor’s Club. Check it!