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Book awards: Bad Sex in Fiction Award Shortlist

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Snobs by Julian Fellowes
By Design by Richard E. Grant1998
Mr. MacGregor by Alan Titchmarsh1998
The Shape of Ice by Douglas Hurd1998
Daughter of Fortune: A Novel (P.S.) by Isabel Allende1999
Married Alive by Julie Burchill1999
Scandal by Amanda Platell1999
Bad Heir Day by Wendy Holden2000
A Clue to the Exit by Edward St. Aubyn2000
The Constant Eye by Candida Clark2000
The Deposition of Father McGreevy by Brian O'Doherty2000
Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike2000
Lying by Wendy Perriam2000
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk2001
The Corrections: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen2001
Fourplay by Jane Moore2001
Game Over by Adele Parks2001
Little Green Man by Simon Armitage2001
Ash Wednesday by Ethan Hawke2002
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber2002
Dorian by Will Self2002
Godchildren by Nicholas Coleridge2002
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru2002
Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides2002
The Crime Tsar by Nichola McAuliffe2003
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho2003
Peyton Amberg by Tama Janowitz2003
Seek My Face by John Updike2003
The Stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro by Paul Theroux2003
The Sucker's Kiss by Alan Parker2003
Too Beautiful for You: Tales of Improper Behavior by Rod Liddle2003
Before I Forget by André Brink2004
Cherry by Matt Thorne2004
Dr Mukti and other tales of woe by Will Self2004
The Food of Love by Anthony Capella2004
The Last Song of Dusk by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi2004
Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam2004
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts2004
Virgin In The Gym And Other Stories by Wendy Perriam2004
Young Turk by Moris Farhi2004
The Alchemy of Desire by Tarun J. Tejpal2005
Blinding Light by Paul Theroux2005
Fan-Tan by Marlon Brando2005
The First Casualty by Ben Elton2005
Lobster by Guillaume Lecasble2005
Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez2005
The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz2005
Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie2005
Villages by John Updike2005
Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon2006
The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs by Irvine Welsh2006
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell2006
The Book of Dave: a revelation of the recent past and the distant future by Will Self2006
The Religion by Tim Willocks2006
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon2006
The Whole World Over by Julia Glass2006
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart2007
Apples by Richard Milward2007
Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis by Ali Smith2007
The Nature of Monsters by Clare Clark2007
Will by Christopher Rush2007
All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell2008
Attachment by Isabel Fonseca2008
The Gate of Air: A Ghost Story by James Buchan2008
The Reserve by Russell Banks2008
Sashenka: A Novel by Simon Sebag Montefiore2008
To Love, Honour and Betray (Till Divorce Us Do Part) by Kathy Lette2008
The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike2008
A Dead Hand by Paul Theroux2009
The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave2009
The Humbling by Philip Roth2009
The Infinities by John Banville2009
Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories (P.S.) by Simon Van Booy2009
The Naked Name of Love by Sanjida O'Connell2009
The Rescue Man by Anthony Quinn2009
Rhyming Life and Death by Amos Oz2009
Ten Storey Love Song by Richard Milward2009
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen2010
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon2010
A Life Apart by Neel Mukherjee2010
Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross2010
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas2010
11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King2011
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami2011
The Affair by Lee Child2011
Dead Europe by Christos Tsiolkas2011
Everything Beautiful Began After: A Novel (P.S.) by Simon Van Booy2011
The Final Testament of the Holy Bible by James Frey2011
The Great Night by Chris Adrian2011
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel2011
On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry2011
Outside the Ordinary World by Dori Ostermiller2011
Parallel Stories by Péter Nádas2011
The Adventuress: A Novel by N.D. Coleridge2012
Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe2012
Divine Comedy by Craig Raine2012
Noughties: A Novel by Ben Masters2012
The quiddity of Will Self by Sam Mills2012
The Yips by Nicola Barker2012
House of Earth LP: A Novel by Woody Guthrie2013
The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood2013
Motherland by William Nicholson2013
My Education by Susan Choi2013
Secrecy by Rupert Thomson2013
Le système Victoria by Eric Reinhardt2013
World Was All Before Them by Matthew Reynolds2013
The Affairs of Others by Amy Grace Loyd2014
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami2014
Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Wilbur Smith2014
The Hormone Factory: A Novel by Saskia Goldschmidt2014
The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark2014
The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh2014
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan2014
The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham2014
Things to Make and Break by May-Lan Tan2014
Against Nature: The Notebooks by Tomas Espedal2015
Before, During, After by Richard Bausch2015
Book of Numbers: A Novel by Joshua Cohen2015
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff2015
Fear of Dying by Erica Jong2015
The Making of Zombie Wars: A Novel by Aleksandar Hemon2015
The Martini Shot: A Novella and Stories by George Pelecanos2015
The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis2016
A Doubter's Almanac: A Novel by Ethan Canin2016
Leave Me by Gayle Forman2016
The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler2016
As A God Might Be by Neil Griffiths2017
The Destroyers: A Novel by Christopher Bollennot in English Common Knowledge2017
The Future Won't Be Long: A Novel by Jarett Kobek2017
Here Comes Trouble by Simon Wroe2017
The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet2017
War Cry: A Courtney Family Novel by Wilbur Smith2017
Connect: A Novel by Julian Gough2018
Grace's Day by William Wall2018
Killing Commendatore: A novel by Haruki Murakami2018
Kismet by Luke Tredget2018
The Paper Lovers by Gerard Woodward2018
Scoundrels by Major Victor Cornwall2018

Award description

Each year since 1993, Literary Review presents the annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award to the author who produces the worst description of a sex scene in a novel. The award itself is in the form of a "semi-abstract trophy representing sex in the 1950s",[2] which depicts a naked woman draped over an open book. The award was originally established by Rhoda Koenig, a literary critic, and Auberon Waugh, then editor of the Literary Review.

The given rationale is "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it

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