Unwanted literary prize -The Bad Sex Award

image-medium (44)The 21st annual award for the most embarrassing passage of sexual description in a novel will take place on Tuesday 3 December 2013. Have you read any of them?

The prize aims to draw attention to the ‘crude, badly written, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description’ in the modern novel. It also hopes to discourage such writing. The prize does not cover pornographic or expressly erotic literature.

The Bad Sex Award, like the Booker , has a fairly cosmopolitan shortlist that reaches from the USA to India! It includes:

Last year the prize was won by Nancy Huston for Infrared.


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