April 15, 2021

Cover Story

Featuring 340 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: the Special Indie Issue, celebrating the spark and spirit of independently published books, with a sampler of great Indie writing and conversations with the authors; interviews with Kaitlyn Greenidge, Justine Bateman, Laekan Zea Kemp, Jay Hosler; and more


This Issue's Starred Reviews








The Magazine: Kirkus Reviews

In this Special Diversity Issue, Michelle Zauner discusses Crying in H Mart and forges connections to her literary heritage.

  • The Kirkus Star

    One of the most coveted designations in the book industry, the Kirkus Star marks books of exceptional merit.

  • The Kirkus Prize

    The Kirkus Prize is among the richest literary awards in America, awarding $50,000 in three categories annually.

    See the 2020 winners.

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