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Rachel Johnson wins Bad Sex Award

The Bad Sex in Fiction Awards took place this evening in London. Rachel Johnson – sister of Mayor of London, Boris – took home the top honour for some startlingly awful prose in Shire Hell and she appeared thrilled with the result, according to The Guardian. It sounds like John Updike should really have won for The Widows of Eastwick.

Auberon Waugh established the event to “gently dissuade” authors from including “unconvincing, perfunctory, embarrassing or redundant passages of a sexual nature in otherwise sound literary novels.”

Posted by on November 25, 2008.

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