Lauren Beukes is an award-winning, best-selling novelist , who has described herself as a “recovering journalist, TV scriptwriter, award-winning columnist and writer (aka glorified typist)”. She is the author of four books – The Shining Girls (2013), Zoo City (2011), which won the Arthur C Clarke Award, Moxyland (2008) and Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South […]
Readers will love our choice for this month’s book giveaway competition. Originally published in South Africa by Jacana Media in 2010 (and internationally in 2011 by Angry Robot), Zoo City (by Lauren Beukes) won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke award for the best science-fiction novel in the U.K.
Initially published in South Africa by Jacana Media in 2010, the book won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke award for the best science-fiction novel in the U.K. The book’s hard-headed plot carefully blends ambiguous heroes and juicy villains, dragging the reader along a half reinvented Johannesburg plagued by crime, superstition and bad teen pop music.
South African author Lauren Beukes was today announced as winner of the 25th Arthur C. Clarke Award, the UK’s premier award for science fiction literature. She received a cheque for £2011. Beukes’ Zoo City, published by Angry Robots, came tops from a shortlist that included five other titles.