November 21, 2008

An Award with a Twist on Sexy

From the E-zine Shelf Awareness today:

The shortlist has been unveiled for what the Guardian called "the literary world's most dreaded honour," the Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction award. The winner will be announced "on November 25 at London's aptly named In and Out Club." And this year's nominees are:
-The Gate of Air by James Buchan
-Sashenka by Simon Montefiore
-The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike
-To Love, Honour and Betray by Kathy Lette
-All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell
-Shire Hell by Rachel Johnson
-Attachment by Isabel Fonseca
-Triptych of a Young Wolf by Ann Allestree
-The Reserve by Russell Banks
-Brida by Paulo Coelho

Wow! I wonder if they get to put a cool sticker on their book declaring to the world that here in lies really bad sex. And what are the criteria for becoming a judge for such an award?


Anonymous said...

Pretty funny. I haven't read any of those books, though.

Petunia said...

Yeah, and I don't plan to either.