Skip to main content


The 2020 Kirkus Prize

During an online event hosted by the Austin Central Library, Kirkus Reviews, the nation’s leading prepublication journal of book reviews, announced the winners of the seventh annual Kirkus Prize in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature.

Week of May 31, 2021

Paperback releases for the week of May 31st include IF IT BLEEDS, an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas from Stephen King, each pulling readers into intriguing and frightening places; Shari Lapena's fifth domestic thriller, THE END OF HER, in which the well-ordered lives of a young married couple are shattered when a tragic accident from the past is brought into their present, threatening to destroy everything; FLORENCE ADLER SWIMS FOREVER by Rachel Beanland, which finds three generations of a family grappling with heartbreak, romance and the weight of family secrets over the course of one summer; Anna Solomon's THE BOOK OF V., a bold, kaleidoscopic novel intertwining the lives of three women across three centuries as their stories of sex, power and desire finally converge in the present day; and GROUP by Christie Tate, the refreshingly original debut memoir of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers --- her psychotherapy group.