October 29, 2021

2021 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced

The eighth annual Kirkus Prize winners were announced in a special virtual ceremony hosted by the Austin Central Library. Kirkus Reviews— one of the country’s leading book review magazines— nominated 18 books in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and young adult literature. The prize is among the highest of all literary awards in the country, offering its winners $50,000 each. Past winners have include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ling Ma, Colson Whitehead, and Rebecca Solnit. The list of 10,000 books reviewed by Kirkus Reviews for the eligibility period were whittled down to 1,531. From that, 18 finalists for the Kirkus Prize were...

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