Nov. 1, 2018

Beyond Our Borders

Beyond Our Borders

Special coverage of vital international writers and more.
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Namrata Tripathi

Namrata Tripathi

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 ...

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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.


Kirkus Prize Panel- Live from the Texas Book Festival 2018 - Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers

Editors' columns

Teen

International travel makes the invisible visible. Even (or, perhaps, especially) if we define ourselves in opposition to many values from our cultures of ...

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Fiction

“There are songs in every chapter of Ordinary People, as there are songs in every life, dancing songs, driving songs, cleaning songs, talki...

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Nonfiction

Throughout this special issue, readers of all persuasions will find material to stretch both personal boundaries and bucket-list travel aspirations. Here,...

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Children's

While the translated picture-book market cannot, probably, be said to be “booming,” there is no question that it is relatively healthy, with t...

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Fiction

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;...

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Author interviews

Sisonke Msimang

The global frame of reference most readers have for African literature accommodates one or two names, generally speaking. ̶...

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Sarah Perry

In Charles Maturin’s 1820 novel, Melmoth the Wanderer, Melmoth is a man who sold his soul to the devil for 150 more years...

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Anat Deracine

Anat Deracine has been an immigrant her entire life. “I have never been able to vote in any country that I’ve lived...

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Dubravka Ugresic

Dubravka Ugresic loves New York City. In the early 1990s, while Ugresic’s native Yugoslavia was splintering under civil w...

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Tomás González

Tomás González’s path to publication was fairly standard: take a job as a bartender at El Goce Pagano in Bogot&...

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Martin Stewart

Off the southwest coast of Scotland, there’s a small island called the Isle of Arran. It’s often referred to as Sco...

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