Ahmed Saadawi awarded the Golden Tentacle

16th April, 2019

Many congratulations to Ahmed Saadawi, whose novel Frankenstein In Baghdad was awarded the Golden Tentacle for a debut.

The Kitschies reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.

The judges said of the Golden Tentacle shortlist:

“The Gold Tentacle shortlist is exciting for several reasons, not the least of which is the sense we judges got, reading through the many submissions, of how global science fiction and fantasy is nowadays, how much energy and invention is pouring through the genres from a multitude of brilliant and diverse new directions. These first novels are, by turns, magical, terrifying, satirical, lyrical, thought-provoking, beautiful, haunting, powerful and always superbly readable.”