May 1, 2020

Special Issue

Featuring 320 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: The Diversity Issue, celebrating books that reflect our diverse world. Conversations with Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Rishi Reddi, Ainissa Ramirez, and more



This Issue's Starred Reviews






The Magazine: Kirkus Reviews

We talk to Hernan Diaz about his new novel, Trust, a sly and inventive take on the role of money in American life.


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  • The Kirkus Star

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

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  • 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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