Kitschies Winners Announced

Written by Ed Fortune Thursday, 05 March 2015

Book News

The winners of Kitschie Awards for 2014 have been announced at the Seven Dials Club in Covent Garden. The Kitschie’s are highly regarded by the publishing industry and are given annually to books that fulfil the criteria of being progressive and intelligent as well as entertaining. They are sponsored by Failbetter Game’s award-winning browser-based adventure, Fallen London.

The Golden Tentacle for debut work went to Hermione Eyre for Viper Wine, a postmodern take on our celebrity culture through the lens of the 17th Century.  

US author Andrew Smith won the Red Tentacle award for his Young Adult novel Grasshopper Jungle. The award is given for the book that best fulfils the Kitschie’s criteria. Grasshopper Jungle is about two young high school boys who fight for their lives during an apocalypse.

The Invisible Tentacle, which is awarded to natively digital fiction, went to the game Kentucky Route Zero: Act III, produced by Cardboard Computer. The Inky Tentacle for cover art went to Glenn O'Neil for the book Tigerman.

The Black Tentacle is awarded to those who encourage and elevate the conversation around genre literature. This time around it was given to children’s book illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre. She is noted for promoting the rights of artists in the industry and has recently announced the #Nonidentikit challenge, which encourages a more diverse range of faces in illustrated works.

More information can be found on The Kitschies website.


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