Last night was the award ceremony for the Kitschies & I was lucky to attend. The Kitschies celebrate - well I'll let Glen Mehn point to what they celebrate:
There were almost 200 books submitted to the award and the judges this year included Adam Roberts & Frances Hardinge. There were drinks consumed and friends greeted, new and old. All in all an excellent night. Many congratulations to all the winners & everyone on the shortlists.
There are 5 awards -
The Red Tentacle is awarded annually to the novel containing speculative or fantastic elements that best fulfills the criteria of intelligent, progressive and entertaining.
The Golden Tentacle is awarded annually to the debut novel that best fits the criteria of progressive, intelligent and entertaining. The book must be the author’s first published work of novel-length fiction in any genre.
The Inky Tentacle
The Inky Tentacle is awarded to the year’s finest cover art, as selected by a panel of visual arts experts from wide range of disciplines.
The Inky Tentacle for cover art went to
The Invisible Tentacle is for progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction that is natively digital.
The Black Tentacle
The Black Tentacle is a special achievement award. It is handed out at the discretion of The Kitschies’ board, which is comprised of editors, authors, marketers and entrepreneurs.
The Black tentacle was won by Sarah Macintyre who sported a trademark hat as you can see in the photograph of Glen!
The award seems to go from strength to strength, looking forward to the 2015 runners already!