TIH 284: Lauren Beukes on Crime and Horror Fiction, South Africa, and Creative Writing MA

TIH 284 Lauren Beukes on Crime and Horror Fiction, South Africa, and Creative Writing MA

In this podcast Lauren Beukes talks about crime and horror fiction, South Africa, her Creative Writing MA, and much more.

About Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is a novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics
writer and occasional journalist. Her novels include the Arthur C Clarke Award winning novel Zoo CityShining Girls, and Broken Monsters. Her next novel, working title Motherland, will be released in 2020. Lauren helped create South Africa’s first half-hour animated TV show, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written kids animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France. Follow her on Twitter: @laurenbeukes

Show notes

  • [02:30] Early life lessons growing up
  • [04:30] Privilege and corruption
  • [10:30] First experiences writing stories
  • [12:50] Hardest struggles as a writer and navigating difficulties / Motherland
  • [17:55] MA in Creative Writing and lessons learnt
  • [26:50] Creative doubt
  • [32:00] New story, Ungirls
  • [36:30] Roger Venable, via Patreon, wants to know about Lauren’s schedule and knowing which project to work on when
  • [39:00] Genre identity
  • [44:00] Multitasking projects
  • [51:00] Ryan Whitley, via Patreon, asks about crime-horror intersection and recommendations
  • [01:03:00] Connect with Lauren
  • [01:03:50] Final thoughts

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