The winners of The Kitschies:
- Red Tentacle (Novel): Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being
- Golden Tentacle (Debut): Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice
- Inky Tentacle (Cover): Will Staehle for Adam Christopher's The Age Atomic
- Black Tentacle (Discretionary): Malorie Blackman
Congratulations to a brilliant and talented group of winners and finalists. More about them and the prize here.
And a huge thank you to all the people that made this possible: our board, the authors and publishers who submitted, The Kraken Rum and, especially, the judges. Reading and critiquing and discussing so many books threatens to turn a pleasure into a chore, but this year's panels carried out their duty with enthusiasm and rigour from start to finish.
Everyone involved in the award is a volunteer, and we couldn't be more appreciative of their dedication and hard work. Thank you again.