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Lauren Beukes

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Zoo City is in the 50 Coolest Book Covers

The put up a post on their 50 coolest book covers, including the super-iconic covers for The Godfather, American Psycho, The Stranger and A Clockwork Orange – and Joey Hi-Fi’s Zoo City is ranked among them!

They say:

“Like a record sleeve, a book cover is a crucial element of the reading experience.

It’s the first thing you see, and a great cover can draw you in and persuade you to start that journey of discovery, page by page. We’ve picked 50 of the coolest for you to enjoy: some are iconic; some are clever; some are beautiful; some are scary and many have transcended their original home to become as famous as the book itself.”

CLICK THROUGH FOR THE FULL PIECE and to see all the covers.

Interestingly, Joey (aka Dale Halvorsen) and I are now tied on the awards for Zoo City. I won The Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle for the wordy bits and he’s won the BSFA Award and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire for the picture parts.

Or read the post I wrote about Joey Hi-Fi’s work over at




Recent comments:

  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    June 13th, 2012 @14:44 #

    This is fabulous! :)

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Louis Greenberg</a>
    Louis Greenberg
    June 13th, 2012 @16:45 #

    That's some archetypal company!

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    June 13th, 2012 @20:06 #

    Wow. Kudos to Dale, this couldn't have happened to a more gifted cover artist. This piece is also a joy for anyone interested in the arcane yet essential study of what makes a lastingly good book cover. It's an amazing survey of decades of design.


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