— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) March 7, 2016
Red Tentacle (Novel) Category
- The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury)
Atwood received £1,000 and a hand-crafted tentacle trophy.
The judges referred to all of the books as “batshit brilliant” and Atwood commented that she was glad to know “you can never be too old to be batshit”.
Golden Tentacle for Debut
- Making Wolf by Tade Thompson (Rosarium)
Thompson received £500 and a hand-crafted tentacle trophy.
Inky Tentacle for Cover Art
- The Door That Led to Where by Sally Gardner, art direction and design by Jet Purdie, illustration by Dover Publications Inc & Shutterstock (Hot Key Books)
The Invisible Tentacle for “Natively Digital Fiction”
- Life Is Strange (Square Enix)
The Black Tentacle
- A discretionary award given to an outstanding achievement in encouraging and elevating the conversation around genre literature went to the genre community, personified by Patrick Ness, for the response to the humanitarian refugee crisis.
The fund Ness began raised £689,793.56 for Save the Children, from over 6,000 donors, including a marathon series of £10,000+ matching prizes from over 20 authors. Virgin Giving even waived their fees.
— The Kitschies (@TheKitschies) March 8, 2016
[Via Ian Mond.]