The 2020 Kitschies Award winners were announced in a virtual ceremony on July 21. The winners receive a total of £2,000 in prize money sponsored by Blackwell’s, and each gets one of the prize’s iconic Tentacle trophies.
THE RED TENTACLE (NOVEL)
Judged by M.R. Carey, Clare Rees, Mahvesh Murad, Kaiya Shang and Daphne Lao Tong. The winner receives £1,000.
- Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
THE GOLDEN TENTACLE (DEBUT)
Judged by M.R. Carey, Clare Rees, Mahvesh Murad, Kaiya Shang and Daphne Lao Tong. The winner receives £500.
- The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (Hodder & Stoughton)
THE INKY TENTACLE (COVER ART)
Judged by Paul Wiseall, Fleur Clarke, Claire Richardson and Jeffrey Alan Love. The winner receives £500.
- The Arrest by Jonathan Lethem, Cover Design by Allison Saltzman and Illustration by Dexter Maurer (Atlantic Books)
Recognizes extraordinary service to the SFF industry.
- Simon Key from The Big Green Bookshop for his Buy A Stranger A Book intiative.
[Via Locus Online.]