2021 Kitschies Awards

The 2021 Kitschies Award winners were announced in a virtual ceremony on October 12.

A total of £2,000 in prize money goes to the winners, and each receives one of the prize’s iconic Tentacle trophies. The awards are given to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.” Sponsored by Blackwell’s, the award is now in its twelfth year.

The Red Tentacle (Novel)

Judged by Nathalie Radmall-Quirke, Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, Sara Taylor and Oliver Johnson

  • The Galaxy And The Ground Within by Becky Chambers (Hodder Fiction)

The Golden Tentacle (Debut)

Judged by Nathalie Radmall-Quirke, Yudhanjaya Wijeratne, Sara Taylor and Oliver Johnson

  • Temporary by Hilary Leichter (Faber)

The Inky Tentacle (Cover Art)

Judged by Fleur Clarke, Anne Perry, Jared Shurin and Leila Abu el Hawa

  • The Seep by Chana Porter, Cover Art/Design by Julia Lloyd (Titan)

The Glentacle

This year the Directors of #TheKitschies awarded the Glentacle, sponsored by @nesta_uk , to:

  • Comma Press, “for their thoughtful and truly global contributions to literature with their anthology series.”

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