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The Shortlist for the 2013 Bad Sex in Fiction Prize from the Literary Review

The shortlist for the UK’s most dreaded literary prize – the 21st annual award for the most embarrassing passage of sexual description in a novel – is now out and … Continue reading

November 8, 2013

The Literary Review’s Bad Sex Award Winner 2012…

… is Nancy Huston for Infrared. And if you’d like to cringe over the winner’s and the shortlisteds’ achievements in this field, try The Independent here.

December 4, 2012

Literary Review Bad Sex Award Shortlist 2012

The purpose of the prize is to draw attention to the crude, badly written, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage … Continue reading

November 21, 2012