2011 Kitschies Nominees

Finalists for the 2011 Kitschies, awarded to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works of genre literature published in the U.K.” have been announced.

Red Tentacle (Novel)

  • The Enterprise of Death, Jesse Bullington (Orbit)
  • Embassytown, China Miéville (Del Rey; Tor UK)
  • A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness & Siobhan Dowd (Walker)
  • The Testament of Jesse Lamb, Jane Rogers (Sandstone)
  • Osama, Lavie Tidhar (PS)

Golden Tentacle (Debut Novel)

  • Among Thieves, Douglas Hulick (Tor)
  • God’s War, Kameron Hurley (Night Shade)
  • The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday; Harvill Secker)
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Quirk)
  • The Samaritan, Fred Venturini (Blank Slate)

Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)

  • Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch, illustration by Stephen Walter, design by Patrick Knowles/TAG Fine Arts (Gollancz)
  • The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan, design by Peter Mendelsund (Canongate)
  • The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco, illustration by John Spencer, design by Suzanne Dean (Harvill Secker)
  • Equations of Life, Simon Morden, design by Lauren Panepinto (Orbit)
  • A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness & Siobhan Dowd, illustration by Jim Kay (Walker)

The winner of the Red Tentacle will receive £750, and winners of the Golden Tentacle and Inky Tentacle will win £250 each. All finalists will receive a bottle of rum from award sponsor The Kraken Rum.

Finalists were chosen from over 150 submissions sent by 38 publishers/imprints. Fiction winners will be selected by judges Lauren Beukes, Rebecca Levene, Anne C. Perry, and Jared Shurin. Judges for the art award are Darren Banks, Hayley Campbell, Catherine Hemelryk, Craig Kennedy, and Anne C. Perry.

Awards will be presented February 3, 2012 in a ceremony at the SFX Weekender 3 held at the Prestatyn Sands holiday camp in Wales. For more: www.thekitschies.com.