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Lauren Beukes

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Some lovely coverage x3

I was interviewed by Comic Book Resources about my six issue run on Fairest, the Fables off-shoot, published by Vertigo and why I decided to take Rapunzel to Tokyo. Short answer: who could resist yokai, yurei and yakuza? (Watch out for news on a launch event at Reader’s Den in Cape Town with cool giveaways in October).

The cover art for issue 2, below, is by the brilliant Adam Hughes. But the inside art by Inaki Miranda is also just awesome.

Charl Blignaut aka @sa_poptart, surely South Africa’s most interesting Tweeter, profiled me for City Press: The Writer Who Tamed Monsters (with gorgeous photographs by Casey Crafford and Christof van der Walt).

In the interview, I talk about upcoming projects including Fairest, the Zoo City movie in development and how I’ve been stalking actors like Idris Elba and Giancarlo Esposito, and my new novel about a time-travelling serial killer, The Shining Girls coming 2013.

The US cover from Mulholland is featured below.

You can read the first chapter here.

And finally, The Guardian listed Zoo City as one of their top 10 Contemporary African Novels!  (Thanks to Mari Hannah for the photo)



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