Lauren Beukes is an award-winning, best-selling novelist who also writes comics, screenplays and TV shows. Her books have been translated into 26 languages and are being developed for film and TV adaptations by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way, and Additional Dialogue. Her twisty crossover thrillers Broken Monsters, The Shining Girls, Zoo City and Moxyland have been praised by Stephen King, George RR Martin, Gillian Flynn, William Gibson, James Ellroy and Joe Hill, among others.

She's won both literary and genre prizes, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Strand Magazine Critics Awards, the August Derleth Award, The University of Johannesburg Prize, the Mbokodo Award, the RT Thriller of the Year, The Kitschies Red Tentacle and others we can't remember right now.

Her comics work includes SURVIVORS' CLUB, an original horror comic book series with Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly for Vertigo (DC Comics) due out in October 2015, the Fables spin-off graphic novel Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom with Inaki Miranda, and a Wonder Woman one-shot for kids, "The Trouble With Cats," in Sensation Comics #9, starring Zozo, an African girl in Soweto who finds her own inner superhero.

Beukes lives in South Africa with her daughter and a cat who thinks it is hilarious to claw at her fingers while she's typing.

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