Inner City | Lauren Beukes | Granta Magazine

Inner City

Lauren Beukes

‘It has taken this to make me realize that de-humanizing is not only something that other people do to you. It can be self-inflicted too.’

Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is an award-winning novelist who also writes comics, screenplays, TV shows and occasionally journalism. Her novel, Zoo City (2010) which the New York Times described as “an energetic phantasmagorical noir” won the Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle. She is also the author of Moxyland, a dystopian consumertopia thriller and a non-fiction, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past. Her new novel, The Shining Girls, about a time-travelling serial killer is due out in Spring 2013.

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