Lauren Beukes
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Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes writes books, comics for DC Vertigo, movie scripts, TV shows and occasionally journalism.

She won the Arthur C Clarke Award and The Kitschies Red Tentacle for Zoo City, a gritty phantasmagorical noir about magical animals, pop music, refugees, murder and redemption in the slums of inner city Johannesburg. She is currently adapting the novel as a screenplay for Oscar-nominated producer Helena Spring.

Her debut novel, Moxyland is about a neo-corporate apartheid state, bio-engineered art, nano-branding, cell phones used for social control and terrorism.

The Shining Girls, out May/June 2013 is about a time-travelling serial killer.

She recently made her comics debut in the Fables universe with a Fairest mini-series called The Hidden Kingdom with art by Inaki Miranda. The six issue arc follows Rapunzel travelling to Tokyo to confront a dark secret from her past.

She also writes for kids TV shows including Florrie's Dragons and Mouk and co-created South Africa's first half hour animated show: The Adventures of Pax Afrika.

She's a recovering journalist, who has covered everything from wannabe teenage vampires to township vigilantes and directed a documentary, Glitterboys & Ganglands about South Africa's biggest female impersonation beauty pageant, which won Best LGBT at the Atlanta Black Film Festival.

She lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband and daughter.



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    • Broken Monsters

    • By: Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin, Terra Deva, Sunil Mohatra, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes's new genre-bending novel of suspense....

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    • Wonderful

    • By S. Yates on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Shining Girls

    • A Novel
    • By: Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Peter Ganim, Jay Snyder, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Shining Girls is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow, great, creepy thriller!

    • By Susan on 06-14-13

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Moxyland

    • By: Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    the near future, an art-school dropout, an AIDS baby, a tech-activist and an RPG-obsessed blogger live in a world where your online identity is at least as important as your physical one....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strange and Interesting

    • By DarthVal on 03-01-15

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    • Zoo City

    • By: Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 110
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    Zinzi December has a Sloth on her back, a dirty 419 scam habit, and a talent for finding lost things....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Urban Fantasy That Does Flinch

    • By Dave on 03-08-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Broken Monsters

    • By: Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the city that's become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality....

    Regular price: $18.70

    • Les monstres

    • By: Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated by: Gaëlle Savary
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Depuis qu'elle travaille à Detroit, département des Homicides, l'inspectrice Gabriella Versado ne s'était jamais trouvée face à une telle monstruosité...

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    • Shining Girls

    • By: Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated by: David Nathan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
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    Chicago, 1930. Lee Harper ist kaltblütig, hochgefährlich, von Wahnvorstellungen getrieben. Er findet den Schlüssel zu einem alten Haus...

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    • Les Lumineuses

    • By: Lauren Beukes
    • Narrated by: Aurore Bonjour
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
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    1931, Chicago. Traqué par la police, Harper Curtis, un marginal violent, se réfugie dans une maison abandonnée...

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