Kirkus Reviews is an American book review journal located at 770 Broadway in New York City. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the For book reviews in academia see also Academic Journal - Book reviews For the Looney Tunes cartoon see Book Revue. The City of New York Founded in 1933 by Virginia Kirkus (1893-1980), it serves the book and literary trade sector, including libraries, publishers, literary and film agents, film and TV producers and booksellers. The year 1933 in literature involved some significant events and new books It is owned by The Nielsen Company and is part of Nielsen Business Media's US Music & Literary Group. The Nielsen Company is a Dutch-American Media conglomerate, headquartered in New York NY.
Kirkus Reviews is published on the first and 15th of each month. Reviews appear two to four months prior to a book's publication, and it features approximately 5,000 titles per year: fiction, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, translations, nonfiction and children's and young-adult (YA) books. Kirkus has long been a respected, authoritative pre-publication review source within the literary and film industries.
As of 2008, Eric Liebetrau is the managing editor and nonfiction editor; Elaine Szewczyk is the fiction editor; Karen Breen is the children's and YA editor.