The winner of the Bad Sex in Fiction Award from Britain's Literary Review goes to:
Irish writer Rowan Somerville, who upon winning said,
'There is nothing more English than bad sex, so on behalf of the nation, I thank you.'I'll let you British readers comment on whether Mr. Somerville's analysis is correct.
“Like a lepidopterist mounting a tough-skinned insect with a too blunt pin he screwed himself into her.”
"... her nipple poking out, upturned like the nose of the loveliest nocturnal animal, sniffing the night."Ah, romance!
The other nominees included:
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
Maya by Alastair Campbell
A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee
Heartbreak by Craig Raine
Mr Peanut by Adam Ross
You can read some of the nominated passages here.