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Tag Archives | Zoo City

The Second Twitter Town Hall with Lauren Beukes!

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We are excited to announce that we have captured the obscenely talented Lauren Beukes for a whole two hours of Twitter Town Hall! We’ll be talking about her brand-new, much-lauded new book Broken Monsters, now available in South Africa. Wait! What’s this thing?  A town hall is an online gathering, in which we shelter under […]

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Dinner and Murder with Lauren Beukes, Author of The Shining Girls

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One of the best parts about working in the book industry is that one gets to meet great authors, and sometimes have dinner with them. Last night Exclus1ves went to dinner with Random House and Lauren Beukes, and we celebrated the launch of this year’s most interesting book (in this bookseller’s opinion). We were also […]

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Zoo City by Lauren Beukes To Be Made Into a Film

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The Bookseller reported that the film rights to Lauren Beukes’ award winning novel, Zoo City have been sold to South African filmmaker, Helena Spring. Beukes said: “Every novelist dreams of a movie deal—but you actually want more than that. You want to find a  producer of great vision and integrity and experience who fundamentally gets […]

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Lauren Beukes Lands HarperCollins Publishing Deal

After a heated and unusual five-way auction, Harpercollins has snagged Lauren Beukes‘ partial manuscript for The Shining Girls. With the current recession publishers are having fewer and fewer auctions for titles, so this is definitely a special manuscript! Pegged for release in May 2013, The Shining Girls might be one of the biggest hits of that […]

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Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

About the Book: Set in a Johannesburg not unlike our own, the novel features Zinzi December, an underclass tough-chick with a witty mouth, a sloth on her back who pulls 419 scams for a living. She also occasionally finds lost things, for a fee of course. When she is hired to do her least favourite […]

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A JACKast Interview with Lauren Beukes

Brendan Jack, “TV & film writer, producer, performer, voice-over artist, director, nichmarketer, podcast host, courier to the stars, and occasional human,” recently spoke to local author Lauren Beukes, and has kindly shared the podcast with us. Listen to the podcast HERE. Lauren Beukes is a writer, TV scriptwriter and recovering journalist (although she occasionally falls […]

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