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Lauren Beukes

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Holy Crap & London Tour Dates

How amazing is this? Jonno Cohen just raised the bar for reviewers big time when he wrote a mini-monologue on Zoo City and illustrated it with an original artwork. I love the way he’s depicted Zinzi and check the detail in the print on the skirt and the fraying edges. Wow. Just wow. Note to future reviewers: I’ll be expecting the same…

And just in case you haven’t caught all my tweets and Facebooking about it. I’ll be in London next week for three very cool events!

The book is only officially out in the UK in September, but UK people can pick up one of 100 limited edition hardcovers here:

Here’s my London line-up:

Wed 28 July – 7pm – British Science Fiction Association July meet

I’ll be doing a reading and being interviewed at The Antelope Tavern, 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia (nearest tube Sloane Square on District/Circle lines). Get there any time from 5pm. You don’t have to be a member to attend.
More info at

Thurs 29 July – 6pm – Signing at Forbidden Planet Megastore
I’ll be signing limited edition hardcovers, which you can buy in-store, showing off one of the Zoo City Bares (customised art toys being auctioned online for kids refugee charity The Suitcase Project) and generally hanging out.
More info here:

Saturday 31st July – 1pm – 5pm British Fantasy Society Open “Night” of the Year.
For those of you who might find it hard to get to central London on a weekday evening, the BFS event is on Saturday 31st July from 1.00pm until 5.00pm at The George pub on The Strand, WC2R 1AP  (nearest tube station: Temple). And again, you don’t have to be a member to attend, though you can join on the day if you wish.


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    July 22nd, 2010 @00:18 #

    That's an amazing artwork. I like the way Sloth's arm is embracing and protecting. Have been thinking about familiars today, thinking of Zoo City and Phillip Pullman and even Macbeth, so lovely to see this. I think this review really GETS the book...


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