Lauren Beukes is an award-winning, best-selling novelist who also writes comics, screenplays, TV shows and occasionally journalism. She is the author of Broken Monsters, The Shining Girls, Zoo City, Moxyland, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past and the graphic novel, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom with Inaki Miranda. She’s also written comic shorts, like “All The Pretty Ponies” with Inaki Miranda in Vertigo’s Strange Adventures and “Birdie” with Gerhard Human in The Witching Hour.