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The 2018 Bad Sex in Fiction Award Shortlist

The 2018 Bad Sex in Fiction Award Shortlist

Being a very talented writer does not necessarily mean that talent also spills forth into the fictional bedroom. As seen from the current shortlist of the 2018 Bad Sex in Fiction Prize, even Haruki Murakami can be shortsighted when it comes to the biological facts. His nominated passage may be too hot for daytime reading […]

It’s the (Sanitized) Winner of the 2016 Bad Sex Award!

It’s the (Sanitized) Winner of the 2016 Bad Sex Award!

The Literary Review has announced the winner of its annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award: the Italian writer Erri De Luca, for a passage in his novel The Day Before Happiness, published in the U.S. by Other Press in 2011. It’s worth reading in full—something you can do, of course, over at The Literary Review—but if you’re stuck at […]