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Margaret Atwood wins Kitschies Red Tentacle Award


Atwood and her Red Tentacle trophy (via Twitter).

Margaret Atwood 2015’s dystopian novel, The Heart Goes Last, is the winner of this year’s Red Tentacle Award at the U.K. Kitschies. Atwood accepted the £1,000 prize (while wearing a tentacle fascinator) at a ceremony in London on March 7.

The Kitschies honour “the world’s most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining” works of speculative fiction and fantasy in five categories: novel, debut, cover art, natively digital fiction, and a “special” category, which this year was achievement in “encouraging and elevating conversation around genre literature.”