November 15, 2021

Cover Story

Featuring 230 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in the issue: the 100 best fiction and nonfiction books of 2021; Tia Williams, Jonathan Lee, Ryka Aoki, Patrick Radden Keefe, Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint, and Tarana Burke; and more


This Issue's Starred Reviews








The Magazine: Kirkus Reviews

We kick off the first of three issues of Kirkus Reviews that celebrate the best books of 2021 with the year's best fiction and nonfiction, selected from more than 3,300 books reviewed in both genres.

  • The Kirkus Star

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

  • The Kirkus Prize

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

    See the 2020 winners.

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