The finalists for the The 2012 Kitschies (awarded to the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic) have been announced:
The 2012 finalists for the Red Tentacle:
- Jesse Bullington’s The Folly of the World (Orbit)
- Frances Hardinge’s A Face Like Glass (Macmillan)
- Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker (William Heinemann)
- Adam Roberts’ Jack Glass (Gollancz)
- Juli Zeh’s The Method (Translated by Sally-Ann Spencer)
The 2012 finalists for the Golden Tentacle:
- Madeline Ashby’s vN (Angry Robot)
- Jenni Fagan’s The Panopticon (William Heinemann)
- Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina (Doubleday)
- Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo (Jo Fletcher Books)
- Tom Pollock’s The City’s Son (Jo Fletcher Books)
The 2012 finalists for the Inky Tentacle:
- La Boca for Ned Beauman’s The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)
- Oliver Jeffers for John Boyne’s The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket (Doubleday)
- Tom Gauld for Matthew Hughes’ Costume Not Included (Angry Robot)
- Peter Mendelsund for Ben Marcus’ Flame Alphabet (Granta)
- Dave Shelton for his own A Boy and a Bear in a Boat (David Fickling Books)
Congratulations to all the finalists!
The 2012 winners will be announced on Tuesday, 26 February at the Free Word Centre, London.
Winners receive a total of £2,000 in prize money, an iconic Tentacle trophy and a bottle of The Kraken’s fine black rum.