The Shining Girls with Lauren Beukes

In this episode of TGE's Current Reads, Sam Herbst is joined by award-winning and internationally best-selling author Lauren Beukes. Most of us would know her for her novels – Moxyland, Zoo City, The Shining Girls, Broken Monsters and, most recently, Afterland, though Lauren also keeps herself busy as a comics writer, a screenwriter, a journalist and a documentary filmmaker.

The Shining Girls is the reason she features on this week's episode, as it’s been adapted for television by none other than Apple TV, starring none other than The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elisabeth Moss. We pick Lauren's diabolical brain about her award-winning novel, and what she thinks about the TV adaptation. The prolific author also gives insight into why she now sets her novels in America and why we should be reading more South African authors.

Want a sneak peek of what she's currently working on? That's in here too!

Let us know what you think.

26 May 2022 English Explicit South Africa Books · Entertainment News

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