Clare Rees Wins the 2020 Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award
Clare Rees' Jelly, published by Chicken House Books, has won the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award for best debut novel. Inspired by a fourteen-century Viking romance, Jelly is about a group of people trapped just off the coast and their attempts to reach land. As environmental disaster has caused the sea levels to rise along with ancient monsters, it also appropriately features a giant jellyfish (kraken) as the main villain.
The Golden Tentacle is awarded annually to a debut novel that best fits the criteria of progressive, intelligent and entertaining. It is sponsored by Blackwell's and the winner receives a £500 prize as well as a hand-crafted trophy.