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An Interview With N.L. Holmes

An Interview With N.L. Holmes

The period of ancient Egyptian history, called the New Kingdom, is the setting for the second installment of NL HolmesLord Hani mystery series, The crocodile doesn’t make a sound† Egypt is in turmoil under King Akhenaten’s controversial policies, and when…

6 Questions for Charlotte Nebres

6 Questions for Charlotte Nebres

Charlotte Nebres is a 13-year-old pre-professional ballet dancer who made history in 2019 as the first black ballerina to dance the role of Marie in the New York City Ballet’s much-loved production of George Balanchine’s the Nutcracker† After this experience…

An Interview With Bruce McCandless III

An Interview With Bruce McCandless III

An author writes an in-depth biography of his astronaut father In the mid-1970s, it seemed that the brilliant, celebrated and accomplished pilot Bruce McCandless II would never go to space. Since almost every other member of his astronaut class was…

An Interview With Jeannine Ouellette

An Interview With Jeannine Ouellette

A writer describes how to make something beautiful out of something that is broken writer from Minnesota Jeannine Ouellettememoirs, The part that burns, tells the story of her life the same way everyone remembers theirs – in fragments. Ouellette reflects…

4 Questions for Marc Brown

4 Questions for Marc Brown

Marc Brown is a three-time Emmy Award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 100 children’s books. His beloved Arthur series has been a breath of fresh air for children and adults for decades; today, the titular Aardvark and his friends appear…

4 New Adaptations To Watch in February

4 New Adaptations To Watch in February

Keep an eye out for Kirkus’ upcoming columns in the first season of the Amazon Prime Video series reacher (premiered February 4), based on Lee Child’s mystery thriller kill floorand a theatrical film version of Graham Swift’s novel starring Kirkus,…

An Interview With Emanuel Xavier

An Interview With Emanuel Xavier

American Latinx poet, author, editor, activist and spoken word artist Emanuel Xavier was born in humble circumstances in Brooklyn. Growing up in the 1970s, he was abandoned by his father, bullied by other children and kicked out of the house…

4 Questions for Bill Hayes

4 Questions for Bill Hayes

Bill Hayes is the author of numerous non-fiction works, including: Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood (2005), The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray’s Anatomy (2007), and Insomniac City: New York, Oliver and Me (2017); the latter…