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Lily Herne novels coming to the UK

I was delighted to find out yesterday that Lily Herne‘s novels, Deadlands and Death of a Saint, published in South Africa by Penguin, have been picked up at the London Book Fair by Constable & Robinson, under their Corsair imprint, for UK and Commonwealth publication in 2013.

Herne is a pseudonym of author Sarah Lotz (who, together with Louis Greenberg, wrote South African horror novel The Mall, as S.L. Grey) and her daughter Savannah.

Deadlands is a young adult zombie novel set in Cape Town. It has been described as “South Africa’s first zombie novel” and as “the South African Hunger Games with zombies”.

I have been incredibly interested in these books for a time, and am delighted to hear they will soon reach a wider audience!


April 19, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. Deadlands is just fantastic. Great teen-fighting zombie fun with mall-raiding teen heroes. The Hunger Games meets The Walking Dead with a sly, brilliant social commentary.

    Comment by Lauren Beukes | April 19, 2012

  2. Er, teen zombie-fighting fun.

    Comment by Lauren Beukes | April 19, 2012

  3. […] I heard some great news via the Twitterverse last night – the Mall Rats series by Lily Herne (the pseudonym for mother/daughter writing duo Sarah and Savannah Lotz) has been picked up by Corsair Books and will be published in the UK in 2013. Corsair editor Sarah Castleton bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Deadlands and Death of a Saint, both of which were initially published in South Africa by Penguin and Puffin. The news was announced on The Bookseller and The World SF Blog. […]

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