Finalists announced for The Kitschies 2011

Find out the winners at the SFX Weekender 3

The shortlisted books for the Red Tentacle (for novel):

The Enterprise of Death by Jesse Bullington (Orbit)
Embassytown by China Miéville (Tor)
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd (Walker Books)
The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers (Sandstone)
Osama: A Novel by Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)

The shortlisted books for the Golden Tentacle (for debut):

Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick (Tor)
God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Night Shade Books)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Harvill Secker)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Quirk)
The Samaritan by Fred Venturini (Blank Slate Press)

The shortlisted books for the Inky Tentacle (for cover art):

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch; illustration by Stephen Walter, design by Patrick Knowles (TAG Fine Arts) (Gollancz)
The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan; design by Peter Mendelsund (Canongate)
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco; design by Suzanne Dean, illustration by John Spencer (Harvill Secker)
Equations of Life by Simon Morden; design by Lauren Panepinto (Orbit)
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd; illustration by Jim Kay (Walker Books)

The judging panel for the Red and Golden Tentacles is:

• Lauren Beukes (2010 Red Tentacle winner for Zoo City)
• Rebecca Levene
• Anne C. Perry
• Jared Shurin

The judging panel for the Inky Tentacle is:

• Darren Banks
• Hayley Campbell
• Catherine Hemelryk
• Craig Kennedy
• Anne C. Perry

As with the SFX Weekender, this is The Kitschies third year. The SFX Weekender 3 takes place at Prestatyn holiday camp in North Wales on Friday 3rd February and Saturday 4th February 2012. Weekend passes and accommodation are completely sold out, but there are still day passes available. Make sure you get yours before it's too late! Book now by calling 08700 11 00 34, or head to for more information.

Jordan Farley
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the features section of every issue where you can read exclusive, in-depth interviews and see first-look images from the biggest films. I was previously the News Editor at sci-fi, fantasy and horror movie bible SFX. You'll find my name on news, reviews, and features covering every type of movie, from the latest French arthouse release to the biggest Hollywood blockbuster. My work has also featured in Official PlayStation Magazine and Edge.