2013 Red Tentacle

A Tale for the Time BeingThe Red Tentacle is awarded annually to the novel containing speculative or fantastic elements that best fulfills the criteria of intelligent, progressive and entertaining.

The winner receives a £1,000 prize and a hand-crafted tentacle trophy.

Previous winners of the Red Tentacle include Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being (2013), Nick Harkaway's Angelmaker (2012), Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls (2011) and Lauren Beukes' Zoo City (2010).