Finalists for the 2019 Kitschies, awarded “for progressive, intelligent, and entertaining literature with a speculative element,” have been announced.
The Red Tentacle (Novel)
- The Fire Starters, Jan Carson (Transworld)
- This is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Jo Fletcher)
- Always North, Vicki Jarrett (Unsung)
- The Memory Police, Yoko Ogawa (Harvill Secker)
- From The Wreck, Jane Rawson (Picador)
The Golden Tentacle (Debut)
- My Name Is Monster, Katie Hale (Canongate)
- The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. Harrow (Orbit)
- She Would Be King, Wayétu Moore (Pushkin)
- Wilder Girls, Rory Power (Pan Macmillan)
- Jelly, Clare Rees (Chicken House)
The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)
- Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone’s This is How You Lose the Time War, designed by Greg Stadny (Jo Fletcher)
- Joanna Kavenna’s Zed, designed by Faber (Faber)
- Sandra Newman’s The Heavens, designed by Leo Nickolls (Granta)
- Yoko Ogawa’s The Memory Police, designed by Tyler Comrie (Harvill Secker)
- S.K. Vaughn’s Across the Void, designed by Ceara Elliot (Sphere)
Finalists were chosen from 196 submissions, from 59 publishers. Novel and debut winners will be selected by judges Michaela Grey, Kirsty Logan, Claire North, Alasdair Stuart, and Tasha Suri. Judges for art are Kim Curran, Sharan Matharu, Kaiya Shang, and James Spackman. Winners will receive tentacle trophies and a total cash prize of £2,000, sponsored by Blackwell’s.
Awards will be presented in a ceremony April 6, 2020 at The Star of Kings, London. For more, see the Kitschies website.
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