February 4th, 2012


The Kitschies

I han't heard of The Kitschies - "the annual awards for those books which best elevate the tone of genre literature" - until very recently, despite my old friend Bex Levene being one of the judges, but I love the concept. In case anyone like me is struggling through Twitter to find the results, whkch are not yet up on the official site, they were:

Red Tentacle (to the novel containing speculative or fantastic elements that best fulfills the criteria of intelligent, progressive and entertaining) - A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd

Golden Tentacle (to the debut novel that best fits the criteria of progressive, intelligent and entertaining. The book must be the author's first published work of novel-length fiction in any genre) - God's War, by Kameron Hurley

Inky Tentacle (the year's finest cover art): Peter Mendelsund's cover for The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

Black Tentacle (a work or body of work that does not otherwise fit The Kitschies' criteria): the publishers Self-Made Hero

Congratulations to all.