The former frontman of the Smiths has received many accolades throughout his career: NME awards for most influential artist ever, a BBC shoutout as one of the most important figures in British pop, praise from Rolling Stone who lauded him as one of the greatest singers of all time, and now his latest—the 2015 Literary Review Award for Bad Sex in Fiction. List of the Lost, Morrissey’s first novel, is what won him the prize for a scene featuring one of the main characters, Ezra, and his girlfriend, Eliza. Below is an excerpt from the segment that supposedly won over the judges.
“At this, Eliza and Ezra rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation, screaming and shouting as they playfully bit and pulled at each other in a dangerous and clamorous rollercoaster coil of sexually violent rotation with Eliza’s breasts barrel-rolled across Ezra’s howling mouth and the pained frenzy of his bulbous salutation extenuating his excitement as it whacked and smacked its way into every muscle of Eliza’s body except for the otherwise central zone.”
Apparently, all that musical genius does not extend into fiction writing. Morrissey was not able to attend the London ceremony, and was unavailable for comment. See our earlier post to revisit the shortlist, where you’ll find other equally lauded writers.