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Lauren Beukes Wins 2015 Mbokodo Award for Creative Writing

Lauren Beukes

Alert! Lauren Beukes has been awarded the 2015 Mbokodo Award for Creative Writing.

The Mbokodo Awards, an initiative of Carol Bouwer Productions and the Department of Arts and Culture, are presented annually to recognise women in the arts, highlighting the contribution by women in the ongoing development of the arts in South Africa.

The awards celebrate women of different ages, from all cultural groups and are awarded in 20 categories.

Broken MonstersThe Shining GirlsMoxylandZoo City (SA edition)

The Creative Writing Award is not given for a specific piece of writing, but in honour of the body of work represented by the author. It celebrates fiction and biography authors who demonstrate solid creativity, imagination and originality; and acknowledges writers who are committed to their craft and strive to promote the genre. All this can be said of Beukes, who is one of South Africa’s pre-eminent writers. She is the multiple award-winning author of global bestsellers like The Shining Girls and Broken Monsters and one of the most vocal voices in the promotion of literature in South Africa.

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