Finalists for the 2020 Kitschies, awarded for “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic,” have been announced.
The Red Tentacle (Novel)
- Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
- A Tall History of Sugar, Curdella Forbes (Canongate)
- The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
- The Lost Future of Pepperharrow, Natasha Pulley (Bloomsbury)
- The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
The Golden Tentacle (Debut)
- Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, Deepa Anappara (Chatto & Windus)
- Raybearer, Jordan Ifueko (Hot Key Books)
- The Space Between Worlds, Micaiah Johnson (Hodder & Stoughton)
- The Animals in that Country, Laura Jean McKay (Scribe)
- Sharks in the Time of Saviours, Kawai Strong Washburn (Canongate)
The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)
- The Harpy, Megan Hunter, designed by Lucy Scholes and illustrated by Amy Judd (Picador)
- The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin, designed by Lauren Panepinto (Orbit)
- The Arrest, Jonathan Lethem, designed by Allison Saltzman and illustrated by Dexter Maurer (Atlantic Books)
- Monstrous Heart, Claire McKenna, designed by Andrew Davis (Harper Voyager)
- Little Eyes, Samanta Schweblin, designed by Ben Summers (Oneworld)
Finalists were chosen from 177 submissions, from 55 publishers. Novel and debut winners will be selected by judges M.R. Carey, Mahvesh Murad, Clare Rees, Kaiya Shang, and Daphne Lao Tong. Judges for art are Fleur Clarke, Jeffrey Alan Love, Claire Richardson, and Paul Wiseall. Winners will receive tentacle trophies and a total cash prize of £2,000, sponsored by Blackwell’s.
Awards will be presented in a ceremony on July 21, 2021. For more, see the Kitschies website.
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