Morrissey wins 2015 Bad S-x in Fiction Award
English singer and writer Morrissey has won the 2015 Bad Sex in Fiction Award for his debut novel List of the Lost (Penguin). Morrissey’s novel was selected from a shortlist of eight titles. The judges said they were swayed by a particular sex scene that references a ‘giggling snowball of full-figured copulation’, a ‘rollercoaster coil of sexually violent rotation’ and a ‘bulbous salutation’, among other imagery. The Bad Sex in Fiction Award was established in 1993 to ‘draw attention to poorly written, perfunctory or redundant passages of sexual description in modern fiction’. This year’s winner was announced at an event on 1 December. Morrissey was unable to attend due to ‘touring commitments’ and was unavailable for comment. For more information, visit the Literary Review website here.
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