The shortlist for the annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for the most awkward description of an intimate encounter has been revealed
Harry Potter actor David Thewlis is among the authors up for the prize, given for crude and tasteless sexual depictions in published literature.
Now in its 14th year, the prize is awarded by Literary Review magazine in an attempt to discourage authors from writing such accounts.
It is given to the passage considered to be the most redundant in an otherwise excellent novel.
David Thewlis is nominated for his first novel, The Late Hector Kipling, Winterson for The Stone Gods and Mailer for The Castle in the Forest.
AA Gill, Sebastian Faulks and Tom Wolfe
declined to receive his award in person
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