The 2008 Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Prize went to Rachel Johnson for her novel Shire Hell, according to the Associated Press (via USA Today).
"All the passages this year are equally awful," said Tom Fleming, the magazine's deputy editor, "but Rachel Johnson's struck us because of the mixture of cliche and euphemism. There were a couple of really bad animal metaphors in there."
*Bad Joke Alert*
So what they're saying is sex in Shire Hell is sheer hell. (you were warned)