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Art-Movie-Book Spends an “Inspiring Evening” with Lauren Beukes and Dominique Botha

Lauren Beukes and Dominique Botha

Broken MonstersFalse RiverThe online magazine Art-Movie-Book met up with Lauren Beukes and Dominique Botha after they recieved their respective University of Johannesburg literary awards and was completely enamoured with the two women.

“An awe inspiring evening for me to meet these two women! The few notes I shared with you here, don’t touch the vast landscape of the talent I was met with in chatting to these two award winning authors, so the best I can do is rather to encourage you to read the books,” writes the lifestyle journalist.

Beukes was awarded the R75 000 main prize for The Shining Girls, while Botha recieved the R30 000 debut prize for False River.

Read the article for Art-Movie-Book‘s extraordinary photos of Beukes and Botha:

I walked into the room where I was to meet the two winners of the University of Johannesburg literary awards. A woman sat on a barstool, gazing out of the panoramic window at the Jo’burg skyline straight after a Highveld thunderstorm. She was elegant and graceful in her designer 1950’s inspired dress and velvet heels. The only thing missing was a Martini or a drink that would catch the light piercing through the window. Picture perfect – like the scene from a movie. It was Dominique Botha, the winner of the University of Johannesburg prize in Literature for False River, her debut novel.

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