Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Winner of 2008 Bad Sex in Fiction Prize

British author Rachel Johnson just won this year’s Bad Sex in Fiction prize for her novel Shire Hell. According to one of the judges, the offending passages describe a woman in the midst of a “mounting, Wagnerian crescendo” wondering whether “the Spodders are, as requested, attending the meeting about slug clearance. … Cats and moths also make metaphorical appearances.”

As reported in USA Today, Johnson is taking an upbeat view of this dubious honor: “I always wanted to win a literary award.”

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