August 15, 2019

Special Issue

Featuring 404 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: spotlighting 150 of the season's best titles; interviews with Elizabeth Strout, Malcolm Gladwell, Minh Le, Sharon Robinson, and Akwaeke Emezi; plus roundups of fiction debuts, celebrity memoirs, 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

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  • The Kirkus Prize

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