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Lauren Beukes

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Spotted in the wild

The US-edition of Zoo City is finally out! With gorgeous cover art by John Picacio - who snapped this pic in his local bookstore in San Antonio.

Read the previous BookSA feature, Under Cover Operations on how John’s cover came about and how he put up with lots of input from me and a bunch of reference pictures including cell phone pics I’d taken during my Hillbrow recce.

As John says: “We were all keenly aware of the recent failings of some publishers toward accurate race depiction on genre covers. That said, we didn’t make a big deal about it in our discussions. Our mission was to be true to the spirit of Zoo City”.


 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    January 1st, 2011 @15:13 #
     
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    Lauren, I can't see the pic? it might be my computer. Let me go clear my cookies...

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    January 3rd, 2011 @08:31 #
     
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    The pic, served by twitpic, has an auto-expire embedded in it. Lauren, perhaps post the original twitpic link below here and I'll see if I can re-embed?

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    January 3rd, 2011 @14:53 #
     
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    Ooh, now it's there. Well done, Miz Moxy!

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