September 23, 2014

Broken Monsters Tour

I love indie bookstores, and am always on the lookout for author visits. Tonight at Porter Square Books, the South African author Lauren Beukes was in town.

She was interviewed by the author Joe Hill, who came prepared with "essay type" questions followed by a "speed round".

The dynamics between these two authors was quite enjoyable to watch. They riffed off each other really well.

Lauren gave two readings from her latest novel Broken Monsters. She is a dynamic reader and left me wanting more. This book will be moving to the top of my TBR pile.

Lauren is funny and articulate and a natural story teller. To this Kenyan girl hearing her say that "Johannesburg is the New York City of Africa" made me laugh out loud.

A fun evening is always better when shares with friends. Here is the requisite selfie taken with book buddies Julia and Cate.

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