Lauren Beukes novel coming to TV

2013-06-01 10:01
Cape Town - The Shining Girl, a novel by South African author Lauren Beukes, will be adapted for television by MRC and Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news of the adaptation to television comes amidst hype around and praise for the novel, which is to be released on June 4.

The novel, set in Depression-era Chicago, tells the story of Harper Curtis who finds a key to a house that opens on to different eras. To keep time travelling, Curtis has to kill the "shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential". One of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and tries to bring Curtis to justice.

Beukes also authored Moxyland and Zoo City, for which she won the Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle. Zoo City will be adapted for film by South African producer Helena Spring.


  • Thanduxolo Galada - 2013-06-01 10:43

    Good news for a change! Well done following with greats such as Tolkien: The Hobbit (Lord of the Rings). Fly SA flag high.

  • Smart Peace - 2013-06-01 11:13


  • Cindy Wrathex Ruthven - 2013-06-01 12:17

    The multi era house is not an original idea, but is a very interesting concept, hope readers enjoy it. The story I read, had a house with rooms to other dimensions with window views of spectular views of places all over the universe. Good luck Ms Beukes.

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