Thursday, 27 December 2012

Bad Sex Award

Just in case you haven't heard, this year's winner of the Literary Review's Bad Sex Award went to Nancy Huston for Infrared. According to Amol Rajan of The Independent: Sex Doesn't Get Worse than This.

Last year, David Guterson won it for 'an over-reliance on coy terms such as "family jewels", "back door" and "front parlour".' The year before, AA Gill found the news that he was odds-on favourite to win 'irritating' and didn't turn up to collect this prestigious prize for "most embarrassing passage of sexual description in a novel."

This year's winner beat off stiff (oo-err) competition from the likes of J.K. Rowling and E.L. James to clinch it with her 'vivid imagery.' Congratulations!

1 comment:

  1. The only author whose sex scenes I can read without finding them tiresome or arbitrary is Yasmine Galenorn.