Kirkus Reviews, the nation’s leading pre-publication journal of book reviews, today announced the six finalists for the fourth annual Kirkus Prize in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Young Readers’ Literature. The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest annual literary awards in the world. Winners in the three categories will each receive $50,000, and will be announced at a special ceremony in Austin, Texas on Thursday, November 2, 2017.
Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli is a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction. Today’s announcement marks the second time that Luiselli has been named a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, as well as the first time in the prize’s history that a writer has been named twice as a finalist. The Story of My Teeth was a finalist in the fiction category in 2015.