Lauren Beukes

Ebook author

Indie publisher Electric Book Works promises that if you've never wanted to read a book on screen before, the ebook version of Lauren Beukes' novel Moxyland will change your mind. It's got scalable pages for easy reading, embedded music controllers, suggested tracks and electronic bookmarks. Not to mention the toy available on Moxyland.com. But if that's not enough to get you e-reading, you should know that Moxyland garnered acclaim from none other than Andre Brink and is set to be published internationally by Angry Robot/ HarperCollins. Beukes' previous book, Maverick: Extraordinary Women from South Africa's Past was nominated for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award. Beukes also writes animated TV shows, short stories and columns. Her work with animation studio Clockwork Zoo has brought new shows to South African TV, particularly Urbo: The Adventures of Pax Africa, which has had a profound effect on South African animation. � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Boo Radley's, Cape Town