US writer Christopher Bollen has received the Bad Sex in Fiction Award for his novel The Destroyers.
The judges voted him the winner after studying a scene depicting the e book’s protagonist, Ian, along with his ex-girlfriend at the island of Patmos.
He wrote: “She covers her breasts with her swimsuit… The skin along her arms and shoulders are different shades of tan like water stains in a bathtub.”
Bollen – editor-at-large of Interview mag – didn’t attend the rite.
The Destroyers is his 3rd novel and the judges stated he “prevailed against strong competition”.
The award, organised through the Literary Review, used to be offered through Carry On megastar Fenella Fielding at London’s Naval and Military Club – often referred to as the In & Out.
It used to be established in 1993 through journalist and writer Auberon Waugh.
Organisers say the aim of the prize is “to draw attention to poorly written, perfunctory or redundant passages of sexual description in modern fiction”.
It does now not duvet pornographic or expressly erotic literature.
Other nominees integrated Wilbur Smith’s War Cry, which integrated a male persona announcing he needs to discover his lover “like Dr Livingstone and Mr Stanley exploring Africa”.
Another shortlisted paintings – The Future Won’t Be Long through Turkish-American writer Jarett Kobek – likens sexual sex to a “pulsing wave”, a “holy burst” and a “congress of wonder”.
Another nominee – The Seventh Function of Language through France’s Laurent Binet – includes a guy wooing a lady with the phrases: “Let’s construct an assemblage.”
In her shortlisted debut novel Mother of Darkness, Venetia Welby wrote a couple of persona known as Tera who “moans in colours” as her lover approaches.
Recent winners come with Morrissey’s debut novel List of the Lost and remaining 12 months the award went to Italian writer Erri De Luca.
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