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Video: Lauren Beukes, Lev Grossman and Jeff VanderMeer Engage in a Mutual Love Fest in New York

Broken MonstersLauren Beukes, Lev Grossman and Jeff VanderMeer hung out at the Housing Works Bookstore in New York City recently.

The authors spoke about what they like about each other’s work. “I’m a huge fan of both Lev and Jeff’s work,” Beukes said, and added that she admires the imagination and creativity of the worlds spun in Grossman’s The Magicians trilogy.

Beukes then turned to VanderMeer and said, “Jeff, you’re just insane.” She described VanderMeer’s world in The Southern Reach trilogy as “mad, devastating, beautiful and crisp”. She told him, “You snap brains with your writing.”

At the end Beukes asked the interviewer: “Can we talk about something that doesn’t make this a mutual love fest?” The video was shared by Beukes’ American publisher Mulholland Books.

Watch the video to find out what Grossman and VanderMeer admire most about Beukes’ work:

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