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WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power shortlisted for The Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award.

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Congratulations to Rory Power for her novel Wilder Girls being shortlisted for the 2020 Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award. The Golden Tentacle is awarded annually to the debut novel that fits the criteria of progressive, intelligent and entertaining. The book must also be the author’s first published work of novel-length fiction in any genre, with the winner receiving a £500 prize and a hand-crafted trophy. Full details of the shortlist can be found on The Bookseller here. The winners will be announced on Monday 6th April 2020.

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