Friday, November 28, 2008

This Year's Bad Sex Award Winner

Book Case at The Times � Blog Archive � The Bad Sex Awards 2008: "The winner of this year’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award is Rachel Johnson, the novelist sister of Tory London Mayor Boris Johnson. Johnson beat former Tony Blair spin doctor Alistair Campbell and veteran writer John Updike to become the 16th winner of the award run by the Literary Review and established by Auberon Waugh to “gently dissuade” authors from including “unconvincing, perfunctory, embarrassing or redundant passages of a sexual nature in otherwise sound literary novels”. The awards were presented by actor Dominic West star of The Wire at the In & Out club in London on Sunday night."

The relevant passage is at the link.

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