Winners for the 2012 Kitschies, awarded to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works of genre literature published in the UK,” were announced last night at a ceremony held at the Free World Centre in Farringdon, London.
Red Tentacle (Novel)
- Angelmaker, Nick Harkaway (William Heinemann)
- The Folly of the World, Jesse Bullington (Orbit)
- A Face Like Glass, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
- Jack Glass, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
- The Method, Juli Zeh, translated by Sally-Ann Spencer (Harvill Secker)
Golden Tentacle(Debut Novel)
- Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord (Jo Fletcher)
- vN, Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot)
- The Panopticon, Jenni Fagan (William Heinemann)
- Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Doubleday)
- The City’s Son, Tom Pollock (Jo Fletcher)
Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)
- Dave Shelton for his own A Boy and a Bear in a Boat (David Fickling)
- La Boca for Ned Beauman’s The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)
- Oliver Jeffers for John Boyne’s The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket (Doubleday)
- Tom Gauld for Matthew Hughes’s Costume Not Included (Angry Robot)
- Peter Mendelsund for Ben Marcus’s Flame Alphabet (Granta)
There was also a discretionary prize for outstanding contribution to the conversation surrounding genre literature, The Black Tentacle, which was awarded to The World SF Blog.
The winner of the Red Tentacle received £1,000, and winners of the Golden Tentacle and Inky Tentacle won £500 each. All finalists received a hand-crafted trophy and a bottle of rum from award sponsor The Kraken Rum.
Finalists were chosen from over 200 submissions sent by over 40 publishers/imprints. Fiction winners were selected by judges Rebecca Levene, Patrick Ness, and Jared Shurin. Judges for the art award are Gary Northfield, Lauren O’Farrell, and Ed Warren.
For more: www.thekitschies.com.