Two Authors Win (Lose) Bad Sex In Fiction Award: Critical Linking, December 10, 2019

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“The Bad Sex in Fiction Award has been given to two writers for the first time.

John Harvey, a life fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and French author Didier Decoin have both been announced as winners of the Literary Review‘s tongue-in-cheek prize.

The judges were swayed by steamy passages in Decoin’s book The Office Of Gardens And Ponds, as well as some in Harvey’s book, Pax.

They said in a statement: ‘We tried voting, but it didn’t work. We tried again.

‘Ultimately there was no separating the winners.’”

There are no winners in the bad sex awards.


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