August 15, 2021

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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

Featuring 280 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children’s and YA books; also in this issue: the 100 best fiction and 100 best nonfiction books of the year; interviews with Jonathan Escoffery, Morgan Talty, and others; and much more

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  • The Kirkus Star

    One of the most coveted designations in the book industry, the Kirkus Star marks books of exceptional merit.

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  • The Kirkus Prize

    The Kirkus Prize is among the richest literary awards in America, awarding $50,000 in three categories annually.

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