April 1, 2018
The Woman Issue
Featuring 315 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: The Woman Issue: special coverage of books by and about powerful women; and more
Women, Publishing, and Equality
A Sponsored Interview with the CEO of Sourcebooks, America's Largest Woman-Owned Publisher
By Megan Labrise on April 5, 2018
[SPONSORED] As a powerful woman in publishing, Dominique Raccah knows she’s uniquely positioned to help promote women’s diverse stories.
“I’m very excited by the #MeToo movement,” says Raccah, CEO and founder of Sourcebooks, Inc., of Naperville, Illinois, the largest woman-owned American publishing company. “I get that it’s hard to see [men] who you respected and who are iconic in certain fields brought low, but those women’s experiences are the truth. We need to understand their experiences, and we need ...Read the full post >
Cecile Richards and Alex Wagner
This week, in our special Woman Episode sponsored by Sourcebooks, we catch up with Cecile Richards, the outgoing president of Planned Parenthood who has led that organization through many bruising tussles with political leaders. Her new memoir, MAKE TROUBLE, is just out this month. We also talk to Alex Wagner, the CBS correspondent and writer; her new book FUTUREFACE: A FAMILY MYSTERY, AN EPIC QUEST, AND THE SECRET TO BELONGING, is a fascinating story about her complicated search for her ancestry. And our editors reveal the best books written by women that are out this week!
I’ll take any opportunity to celebrate fiction by women. The literary community has been talking for years about how fiction written by men is taken...Read the full post >
Given the current political and social landscape—Trumpism and its attendant misogyny, Harvey Weinstein, et al., #MeToo—the time is perfect for...Read the full post >
Given that romantic alliances are a staple of YA fiction across genres, the implicit (and explicit) messages about what makes a girl or woman “attra...Read the full post >
Kirkus’ first Woman Issue coincides with National Poetry Month, which gives Indie editors the perfect forum to tout the following must-read collecti...Read the full post >