Jenni Polodna has written one interactive fiction game; it is called Dinner Bell and people seem to like it fine. You can read her loud opinions about competition games and other things at pissylittlesausages.wordpress.com, if that seems like a good idea for some reason.
She and Ryan Veeder also have a podcast called Clash of the Type-Ins (Ryan’s idea) where they play IF games over Skype with the people who wrote them. You can find it at rcveeder.net/clash.
The finalists for Best Puzzles were Captain Verdeterre’s Plunder,Coloratura, and Threediopolis.