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NEW YORK, NY, November 14, 2011— Kirkus Reviews has named 90 books to its Best Fiction of 2011 list and has broken out eight categories of winners, such as Best Debut Fiction, Best Mysteries, Best Science Fiction & Fantasy and Best Fiction About Love & Family. The complete list can be found on the Kirkus Reviews website:

“After reviewing over 1,000 novels this year, we have singled out the books we loved reading most—the ones we would recommend to friends. Whether readers like mysteries, thrillers, science fiction or buzz-worthy literary novels, we can introduce them to a book they’ll adore,” said Elaine Szewczyk, fiction editor at Kirkus.

Kirkus Reviews, which has been known for over 75 years as one of the most trusted sources for separating books of remarkable merit from the masses released each year, is distinguishing the best books of 2011 in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, children’s, teen, indie and iPad storybook apps. Each week from Nov. 14 through Dec. 12, Kirkus will release a list of the best books in one category. Book lovers can sign up to get notified when each new list is released by entering their email address at

About Kirkus Media LLC 

Founded in 1933, Kirkus reviews more than 5,000 books each year, including fiction, nonfiction, children's, teen, self-published books (“Indie”) and iPad storybook apps for kids.  Our mission is to help readers discover new books, publishers and agents discover new authors, producers discover new stories and characters, and librarians and booksellers discover the best new books pre-release. Kirkus’ reviews are crafted by specialists selected for their knowledge and expertise in a particular field.  Our critics are tough—if a book is captivating, capable and interesting, we applaud it, but if it’s not, we let readers know. For more information, visit


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