Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Nominees for the Worst Sex Writing of the Year Are Here to Make You Cringe


In the past year, the Earth has traveled around the sun, the moon has waxed and waned, the tree leaves have sprouted and fallen again, and more terrible sex writing has been produced.

The Literary Review has taken it upon themselves to pore over said terrible sex writing in literary fiction and declare a winner every year since 1993 for the magazine’s
annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award. The nominees were announced on Thursday morning, and, yes, they are mostly men:

A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin
The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler
Men Like Air by Tom Connolly
The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis
Leave Me by Gayle Forman
The Day Before Happiness by Erri De Luca

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