Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi has been shortlisted for the Best Debut (Gold Tentacle) award at the Kitschies. 

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


The full shortlist reads as follows:

  • Frankenstein In Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi 
  • Children Of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 
  • Semiosis by Sue Burke 
  • Sweet Fruit, Sour Land by Rebecca Ley 
  • The Poppy Way by R.F. Kuang 


More about The Kitschies awards here.