Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bad Sex Award

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk
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.


Jeanette Winterson and the late Norman Mailer are also in the running.

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.
Previous winners
AA Gill, Sebastian Faulks and Tom Wolfe
Wolfe
declined to receive his award in person


She responded with those cries that men long to hear, the sweet deep moaning sounds that echo the sigh of oceans, the ebb and flow of fields, the sough of stars.

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