INTERVIEWS & PROFILES

APPRECIATIONS: MRS. FRANKWEILER AT 50
by Gregory McNamee

It’s a setup worthy of Sherlock Holmes: a museum acquires a work of art for a pittance, not quite realizing what it has on its hands, only to discover, quite casually, that the piece in question is a long-lost work by a canonical artist.

So it was in real life when, in 1965, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art bought ...


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FOREIGN INFLUENCE
by Catherine Hickley

The Golden Legend
Aslam, Nadeem
U.K.: Jan 12, 2017 | Faber & Faber
U.S.: April 18, 2017 | Knopf

Aslam portrays his native country, Pakistan, as a violent, cruel place where beatings, killings, and rapes are commonplace, injustice and sectarian rivalry reign, and suicide bombers seek vengeance for insults to Islam. His two central characters, Massud and Nargis, are both ...


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CHRISTOPHER GREYSON
by Poornima Apte

Christopher Greyson is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of mystery, action, and thriller

novels. His Detective Jack Stratton series has been read by over half a-million readers and counting. Greyson’s educational background is an eclectic mix of degrees in computer science, theater, and communications. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife,

Katherine Greyson, author of the bestselling romance-mystery series ...


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KELLY DIPUCCHIO
by Megan Labrise

Kelly DiPucchio may tackle disparate topics in her award-winning, bestselling children’s books—cured meats, zombies, politics, and dog breeds from France—but her approach is never didactic.

“I’m going to write a story about acceptance and belonging!” DiPucchio offers as one example of how not to begin a children’s book. “I’ve never started any story like that—with a message. I always ...


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BLOGS

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND DRAGONS
by Thea James

“I’ve been in many battles in my lifetime. I’ve slain monsters by the hundreds and won more victories than I can count, but against this there’s no defense. From the moment we met I tried fighting it—gods, I’ve tried. Nothing works. I thought I’d be safe at the other end of the country, but the minute I heard you were ...


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WHEN CHAOS REIGNS
by Julie Danielson

As I’ve said many times here at Kirkus, I love to follow picture book imports, and one thing I appreciate about them is the amount of chaos they’re willing to let in. If you live in America and primarily write about picture books from this country, as I do, along comes an import, and it’s often an altogether different beast ...


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A WEEK IN BOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

So February has practically flown by and it’s seventy degrees in Wisconsin. Apparently this week has been the warmest in recorded history in the state—that’s the warmest week in winter history, not just February history.

I confess, it makes me a little worried about the climate, but I can’t say that not having to wear a jacket in February isn’t ...


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