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19th Nov 2015

The nominations for the ‘Bad Sex in Fiction’ prize are out – and they’re hilarious


Mills and Boon eat your heart out.

The Literary Review have announced the shortlist for this year’s Bad Sex in Fiction prize – and there are some absolute corkers.

In the words of the Review, the aim of the award is to honour “an author who has produced an outstandingly bad scene of sexual description in an otherwise good novel.”

The full list of nominees is below – including Morrissey – along with a short extract courtesy of the Independent:

List of the Lost – Morrissey

Against Nature – Tomas Espedal

The Martini Shot – George Pelecanos

The Making of Zombie Wars – Aleksandar Hemon

Before, During, After – Richard Bausch

Book of Numbers – Joshua Cohen

Fear of Dying – Erica Jong

Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff