Italian Novelist Wins ‘Bad Sex In Fiction Award’ For Most Cringeworthy Scene Ever 

cosmic_banditaThe winner of the Bad Sex In Fiction Award has been named—and it is especially cringeworthy. Hosted by the Literary Review, the annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award is presented to the writer of an otherwise acclaimed work for “the most egregious passage of sexual description in a work of fiction.” Earlier in the month, the shortlist was announced and the well-known writers included Gayle Forman, Ethan Canin, Robert Seethaler, Tom Connolly, Janet Ellis, and Erri De Luca. Jonathan Safran Foer received an honorable mention for a masturbation scene that compared cumming to a climber determined to summit Mt. Everest.

The winner, esteemed Italian writer and winner of such prestigious awards as 2013 European Prize for Literature, Erri De Luca, beat out his competitors with the dreadful sex writing in his novel, The Day Before Happiness. The writing includes descriptions of the couple’s genitals as ‘ballet dancers hovering en pointe.’ It also includes such gems as ‘My body was her gearstick’ and ‘My prick was a plank stuck to her stomach.’ Wow. That is some truly awful sex writing, signore.

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Check out more about the winner of the 2016 Bad Sex In Fiction Award here: https://www.bustle.com/articles/197909-this-italian-novelist-just-won-the-bad-sex-in-fiction-award-for-writing-the-most-cringeworthy

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