We received so many great Year of the Flood entries that we were compelled to not only announce the three prize winners, but also to create a whole host of new categories to acknowledge exceptional entries.
Read on below to see our complete list. Congratulations to our three prize winners who will be notified by email.
TOP PRIZE of £100
and a set of Margaret Atwood's incredible backlist (pictured).
TITLE: Liobams, Rakunks and Bees. Oh My!
QUOTE: 'A fantastical, ambitious, engaging sci-fi vision, but not very likely' – Dolly the Sheep
Winner: Kat Dray (@KatDray)
RUNNER UP PRIZES:
Each of these two winners will get a set of Margaret Atwood's gorgeous backlist (pictured).
TITLE: The Evangelical Allotment Handbook
QUOTE: 'I told you what would happen – and now, look' – John Calvin
Winner: Helen Lamont
TITLE: Armageddoner's Question Time.
QUOTE: 'In the event of mass destruction, should I prune my hydrangea? Atwood's novel gives essential apocalyptical gardening tips' – A. Titchmarsh.
Winner: Lydia Houghton
QUOTE: 'Atwood certainly knows how to keep her head above water and stay a float in the world of literature' – Noah
Entrant: Paul Diggett
GOOEY & GREASY
TITLE: Marg At the Wood
QUOTE: 'This read slips down like butter. A branch of fantasticness.Spread the word on this well oiled publication.'
Entrant: Rach Watson (@Rattycat)
QUOTE: 'Atwood squeezes the last drop of bodily humours from a mass of unknown characters to fertilize this apocalyptic tale of the surviving ones.'
Entrant: Celia Kay Andrew
BEST USE OF PLUMBING
TITLE: The Year of Inadequate Drainage
QUOTE: 'Atwood's got the right idea, but the biblical metaphors could have been simpler. Also needs a big explosion.'-Stephen King, author, the Stand
Entrant: Chris Skene
TITLE: The Tom Cruise of Slow Fry Bologna
QUOTE: 'It's like Jesus Christ Superstar ate the Metalica Black album and pooped out a deep-woods version of Star Wars. Rock on Chewie, rock on.'
Entrant: Jimackey (@jimackey)
BEST T.S. ELIOT
TITLE: And Then Rain…
QUOTE: 'Atwood's cautionary worlds have moral centers,abiding values:Jeremiads,tonic for parched spirits in the Wasteland,dreaming of remembered love'
Entrant: Carla Steinberg (@Carlochka)
TITLE: SNOW WOMEN
QUOTE: 'The women's tale. Atwood's startling portrait of female ingenuity in the face of terror is her chilling best. Solidarity!' -Germaine Greer
Entrant: Christine Lees (@The_Daily_Twit)
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