Lauren Beukes writes novels, comics and screeplays. She's the author of the critically-acclaimed Broken Monsters, the international best-seller, The Shining Girls, and the high-tech fable Moxyland. She worked as a journalist and as a show runner on one of South Africa's biggest animated TV shows, directed an award-winning documentary and wrote the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Beukes delivers a thrill ride that gleefully merges narrative styles and tropes, almost single-handedly pulling the 'urban fantasy' subgenre back towards its groundbreaking roots. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Beukes's energetic noir phantasmagoria, the winner of this year's Arthur C. Clarke Award, crackles with original ideas. (...) Beukes skillfully employs all the twists of first-rate noir. An ending that includes a giant crocodile may be more conventional than the setup, but it's still powerful indeed. --Jeff VanderMeer, The New York Times Book Review