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The 18 Finalists for the 2015 Kirkus Prize

Kirkus | Posted 10.07.2015 | Books

The winners of the 2015 Kirkus Prize in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young Readers' Literature will be announced on October 15, 2015.

10 Funny and Fast Reads

Kirkus | Posted 09.22.2015 | Books

"Kudos to Lawson for being a flagrant and witty spokesperson for this dark subject matter." Lawson (Let's Pretend This Never Happened, 2012), "The Bloggess," pokes fun at herself as she addresses the serious nature of her mental and physical illnesses.

9 Books You Shouldn't Overlook

Kirkus | Posted 09.16.2015 | Books

Wonderfully weird and profoundly witty, Australian writer Dovey (Blood Kin, 2008) recounts a history of 20th-century human catastrophe in 10 short stories, each told by an animal who was there.

21 Must-Read Fall Books

Kirkus | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books

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The 9 Most Talked-About Books of 2015 (So Far)

Kirkus | Posted 09.03.2015 | Books

From "The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz to "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, here are the must-read books for 2015.

10 Quick Reads

Kirkus | Posted 08.13.2015 | Books

This sharp, sensitive debut story collection introduces us to a parade of people (and one dog) grasping their ways through complex relationships with family, friends, lovers, strangers and, of course, themselves.

9 Books That Grab You From Page One

Kirkus | Posted 08.04.2015 | Books

9 books that grab you from page one.

July's Best Bets

Kirkus | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books

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9 Titles Every Book Club Should Read

Kirkus | Posted 07.22.2015 | Books

9 new titles to add to your book club's reading list.

8 Series So Good You'll Hope They Never End

Kirkus | Posted 07.15.2015 | Books

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10 Unbelievable But True Stories

| Posted 04.24.2013 | Books

Originally posted on Kirkus Reviews: Charles Graeber’s new book The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder has the kind of su...

Dueling Emails Turn Into Thriller "Gem"

Joel Brokaw | Posted 01.23.2013 | Books
Joel Brokaw

The City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte is one of those rare cases when the behind-the-scenes story behind a great novel is almost as intriguing as what is found on its pages.

One Novelist's Nightmare - Please Don't Forward to Your Friends

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 11.17.2012 | Books
Linda Howard Urbach

This was my dream last night: I am riding my bicycle in New York City and I call my old agent and say: "My book is finished." In truth, in the dream, I've only written the first and last chapter but I want to get him "on board" early.

Indie Authors: How to Build a Bieber-Size Audience

Amy Edelman | Posted 09.19.2011 | Books
Amy Edelman

In the wild world of publishing (both indie and traditional), the Holy Grail has always been finding an audience (or conversely, having an audience find you).

Editor & Publisher Closing

AP | ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The Nielsen Co. is selling some of its most prominent trade journals – including The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard – a...

Kirkus May Be Revived

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Kirkus Reviews, a longtime publishing magazine that was supposed to shut down, may be getting a reprieve. According to a posting Tue...