The Kitschies, presented by The Kraken Rum, reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.
Red Tentacle (Novel): Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker (William Heinemann)
Golden Tentacle (Debut): Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo (Jo Fletcher Books)
Inky Tentacle (Cover Art): Dave Shelton’s A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, illustrated by the author (David Fickling Books)
The Black Tentacle, the discretionary prize for an outstanding contribution to the conversation surrounding genre literature, was awarded to The World SF Blog
The 2012 winners received a total of £2,000 in prize money and iconic Tentacle trophies. All the finalists received bottles of The Kraken Rum. The prizes were announced on Tuesday, 26 February at the Free Word Centre, London.
Thanks to all of the finalists and judges, and to everyone who submitted books for consideration. In 2012, The Kitschies received a record 211 books from over 40 publishers and imprints.