August 15, 2021

Special Issue

Featuring 420 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: the Fall Preview Special Issue, featuring 150 books that make this the biggest fall season ever, plus interviews with David Sedaris, Juhea Kim, Nabela Noor, Tracey Baptiste, Brandy Colbert; and more.



This Issue's Starred Reviews






The Magazine: Kirkus Reviews

We talk to actor Brian Cox about his new memoir, Putting the Rabbit in the Hat, which describes how he found solace in acting after a difficult childhood. 

  • 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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