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Lauren Beukes

Award-winning and Internationally Best-selling South African Author

Lauren Beukes is an award-winning and internationally best-selling South African Author. Her novels have been published in 24 countries and are being adapted for film and TV. Lauren is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, Moxyland, Zoo City, The Shining Girls, Broken Monsters and Afterland, a short story collection. Her work has been affirmed by well-known authors Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, George R.R. Martin.

Lauren has won several awards including The Arthur C Clarke Award, The University of Johannesburg Prize, the Strand Critics Choice Award, The Kitschies Red Tentacle, The August Derleth Prize, RT Thriller of the Year, Exclusive Books Booksellers Choice Award and the prestigious Mbokodo Award for women in the creative arts from South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture.

She has given talks on storytelling at conferences and literary festivals around the world, including Design Indaba, TEDx Johannesburg, Webstock and D-Construct. Lauren has also spearheaded charity art show fundraisers for all her books. Lauren raised half a million for RapeCrisis and kids literacy charity, Book Dash.

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