Nov. 1, 2018
Beyond Our Borders
Special coverage of vital international writers and more.
Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers
In this sponsored interview, we talk to the publisher who seeks marginalized voices at her new imprint, Kokila
By Megan Labrise on October 29, 2018
When the manuscript for Veera Hiranandani’s The Night Diary hit her desk, it was like daybreakfor Namrata Tripathi.
“I had never acquired a book set in my part of the world before,” Tripathi says of the revelatory middle-grade novel, which depicts the 1947 Partition of India through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl, “and [I receive] a lot of them, you can imagine, because when someone sees a name like ‘Namrata Tripathi’ on a [submissions] list, they’re like, ‘I’ll ...Read the full post >
Kirkus Prize Panel- Live from the Texas Book Festival 2018 - Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers
Kirkus Reviews asked the finalists for the 2018 Kirkus Prize—which recognizes excellent literature every year, from picture books to adult books, rewarding three writers $50,000 each—to talk about their new books at the recent Texas Book Festival in Austin. This week’s episode, which is sponsored by Penguin Young Readers Group, is a recording of that panel of prominent, nationally known writers of many genres. Join us as the writers talk about their inspirations.
International travel makes the invisible visible. Even (or, perhaps, especially) if we define ourselves in opposition to many values from our cultures of ...Read the full post >
“There are songs in every chapter of Ordinary People, as there are songs in every life, dancing songs, driving songs, cleaning songs, talki...Read the full post >
Throughout this special issue, readers of all persuasions will find material to stretch both personal boundaries and bucket-list travel aspirations. Here,...Read the full post >
While the translated picture-book market cannot, probably, be said to be “booming,” there is no question that it is relatively healthy, with t...Read the full post >
Is literature in translation having a moment? Two of the most talked-about authors of the past few years have been Elena Ferrante and Karl Ove Knausgaard;...Read the full post >