Lauren Beukes is an award-winning and international best-selling novelist, whose books include The Shining Girls, Zoo City, Broken Monsters and Moxyland. As a comics writer, she's done several shorts for Vertigo, wrote the Japanese take on Fables' Rapunzel in Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom with Inaki Miranda and is co-creator of the original Vertigo horror series, Survivors' Club with co-writer Dale Halvorsen and artist Ryan Kelly. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.