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Photos from Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

I always look forward to September, when literary giants descend on Cape Town for the Open Book Festival.

I was excited to chat to The Girl With All the Gifts author Mike Carey for Open Book’s first-ever zombie dress up event. I arrived dressed as Dr Caldwell, a character from the novel, while Mike turned heads in his zombie make-up.

We had a great discussion about The Girl With all the Gifts, which is the must-read zombie novel of 2014, plus Mike shared his knowledge of all the parasites and organisms that could eventually lead to humanity’s extinction (He is quite the expert). Thankfully, he had some tips on how to survive if that ever happened.

Many thanks to Warren Talmarkes for taking these awesome photographs of the event.

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Zombie

MikeMike and Sally

Mike and Sally 2

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