Lauren Beukes Biography
Lauren Beukes is a South African novelist, journalist and television scriptwriter, has a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. She worked as a freelance journalist for ten years, including two years in New York and Chicago.
She won the 2010 BSFA Award for the best art.
Beukes is a former journalist, who has covered HIV+ beauty pageants, ganglands cops, and great white shark tourism. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. Her fiction has been described as high-concept and genre-blending, with a social conscience that examines the fracture points of society and who we are.
Lauren Beukes Education Background and Career
She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. She worked as a freelance journalist for ten years, including two years in New York and Chicago.
Laure Beukes Film and Television
She is the head writer for Clockwork Zoo and she was part of the development team that created South Africa’s first half-hour animated TV series, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika. She wrote 12 episodes of the Florrie’s Dragons for Wish Films and episodes of the animated series Mouk for French production company Millimages.
She directed a feature-length documentary on Miss Gay Western Cape called Glitterboys & Ganglands. It won the best LGBT film at the San Diego Black Film Festival.
She was one of the writers for the controversial ZA News, a Spitting Image-style satire show with puppets based on the work of South African cartoonist, Zapiro. The pilot was commissioned by the SABC but never broadcast.
Lauren Beukes Age | Birthday
Lauren was born on June 5th, 1976 in Johannesburg South Africa. She celebrates her birthday on 5th June every year.
Lauren Beukes Family
After doing our research, details about her parents are not available and it is also not known if she has any siblings.
Lauren Beukes Husband
Lauren Beukes is married to her handsome lovely husband, Matthew Brown. The couple tied their knot in 2006.
Details about her children are not known yet, but this information will be updated for you soon.
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Lauren Beukes Net Worth
The award-winning journalist, Lauren Beukes, has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist.
Lauren Beukes Books
- 2004: Maverick
- 2008: Moxyland
- 2010: Zoo City
- 2013: The Shining Girls
- 2013: Fairest, Vol. 2: Hidden Kingdom
- 2014: Broken Monsters
- 2016: Slipping: Stories, Essays, & Other Writing
- 2016: Survivors’ Club: The Complete Series
- 2011: Zoo City: Library Edition
- 2014: Moxyland: roman
- 2014: Real Beauty Jodi Bieber
Lauren Beukes Awards
- 2010: BSFA Award for best art.
- Awards include the Arthur C Clarke Award, the University of Johannesburg prize, the August Derleth Award for Best Horror, the Strand Critics Choice Award for Best Mystery Novel, the RT Thriller of the Year and the Mbokodo Award from South Africa’s Department of National Arts and Culture. Her work has been praised by Stephen King, George RR Martin, James Ellroy, and Gillian Flynn as well as The New York Times, The Guardian and NPR.
Her other published work includes the corporate dystopia, Moxyland, the non-fiction, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past and a collection, Slipping, short stories, essays, and other writing.
She also writes comics, including Survivor’s Club, an original horror series with Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly, the NYT-best-selling Fables spin-off, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom with Inaki Miranda, and a Wonder Woman-in-Soweto one-shot for kids, The Trouble With Cats with art by Mike Maihack.
In animation, she was head-writer, co-creator and occasional director of URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, a sci-fi action-adventure show for 7-9-year-olds, which ran for three years and 104 x24min episodes on SABC. She has also written for Disney UK’s Florrie’s Dragons and Mouk.
In 2010, she directed a documentary, Glitterboys & Ganglands, which won the best LGTBI film at the Atlanta Black Film Festival.
She’s given talks on storytelling at tech/culture/design/lit conferences around the world, including TEDx Johannesburg, Webstock, and D-Construct. She’s spearheaded charity art show fundraisers for all her books, raising R100 000 for RapeCrisis and R350 0000 for kids lit org, Book Dash.
When she’s not on tour, or traveling for research, from Detroit to Zagreb, Muskat to Port-au-Prince, she lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her nine-year-old daughter.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lauren Beukes
Who is Lauren Beukes?
Lauren Beukes is one of South African best-known and loved novelist, journalist and television scriptwriter
How old is Lauren Beukes?
Lauren Beukes is 43 years old as of 2019. She was born in 1976
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Is Lauren Beukes married?
Lauren Beukes is married to her lovely husband Matthew Brown.
How much is Lauren Beukes worth?
He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million
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Lauren Beukes is still alive and in good health.
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