2020 Kitschies Winners

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyWinners 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)

  • WINNER: Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)

The Golden Tentacle (Debut)

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)

  • WINNER: The Arrest, Jonathan Lethem, designed by Allison Saltzman and illustrated by Dexter Maurer (Atlantic Books)
  • 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)
  • Monstrous Heart, Claire McKenna, designed by Andrew Davis (Harper Voyager)
  • Little Eyes, Samanta Schweblin, designed by Ben Summers (Oneworld)

Simon Key of the Big Green Bookshop was awarded the Glentacle, “a discretionary award for a person or group who, the directors determined, contributed something significant and special to the community.”

Finalists were chosen from 177 submissions, from 55 publishers. Novel and debut winners were selected by judges M.R. Carey, Mahvesh Murad, Clare Rees, Kaiya Shang, and Daphne Lao Tong. Judges for art were Fleur Clarke, Jeffrey Alan Love, Claire Richardson, and Paul Wiseall. Winners receive tentacle trophies and a total cash prize of £2,000, sponsored by Blackwell’s.

For more, see the Kitschies website.

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