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Lauren Beukes

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Brighton and London in September

I’ll be in the UK in September for a few events I’m pretty damn excited about, including some sneak preview readings from my new novel, The Shining Girls, due out next year.

Here’s the line-up.

6 September: Brighton SF (Brighton)

Readings and chat with me and Brian Fricking Aldiss*, moderated by the wonderful Jeremy Keith. It takes place after the Improving Reality Conference (featuring Warren Ellis among other interesting people) and one day before dConstruct and combo tickets are available.

(*not his actual middle name. As far as we know.)


7 September: dconstruct (Brighton)

A one day conference with a fairly incredible line-up of people from scientists and coders and documentary makers poking at all the interesting places technology and culture intersect.

I’ll be talking about imagined futures and the power of storytelling (hint: it’s got slightly more charge than an AA battery).


11 September: The Kitschies present… Beukes, Miéville and Ness (London)

Genre’s smartest, most progressive, irreverent and entertaining lit award, The Kitschies, run by Jared Shurin and Anne C Perry, have managed to get all three winners of The Kitschies’ Red Tentacle, together for the first time. Me plus favourite author guys China Miéville (The City & The City) and Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls).

Readings from our new stuff,  a panel discussion about SF and social change, signings and most importantly, drinks!


I’ll be in town with my family, so I’m not really doing too much press stuff, but if you’re a journo/blogger/podcaster and you want to get hold of me while I’m in town, email me. Lauren {at} lauren beukes {dot com} and I’ll see if I can make a plan.



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    Lauren Beukes
    August 6th, 2012 @16:18 #

    And the Kitschies event just sold out!


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