Zoo City wins the 25th Annual Arthur C Clarke Award

Zoo City by South African writer, Lauren Beukes, has won the coveted Arthur C Clarke Award. The award celebrates the best science fiction novels published in the UK in the preceding year. 

“Zoo City explores a present day, but alternate, Johannesburg, and follows the story of Zinzi December, one of the animalled ‘ people who are psychically bonded with animals due to crimes they have committed in the past. Zinzi has a talent for finding lost things, but when she is asked to take on a missing persons case, her life becomes increasingly more complicated and she discovers that beneath the seedy underbelly of Zoo City, things can — and do — get a lot worse.”

Zoo City by South African writer, Lauren Beukes, has won the coveted Arthur C Clarke Award. The award celebrates the best science fiction novels published in the UK in the preceding year. 

“Zoo City explores a present day, but alternate, Johannesburg, and follows the story of Zinzi December, one of the animalled ‘ people who are psychically bonded with animals due to crimes they have committed in the past. Zinzi has a talent for finding lost things, but when she is asked to take on a missing persons case, her life becomes increasingly more complicated and she discovers that beneath the seedy underbelly of Zoo City, things can — and do — get a lot worse.”