David Guterson Wins Bad Sex Award

Today in London, David Guterson won the award no writer wants to win. That would be The Literary Review’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award. Guterson won the prize for his bad sex scene in Ed King which takes place between a mother and son (ick).

The book is meant to be a rewrite of the Oedipus story. “Oedipus practically invented bad sex, so I’m not in the least bit surprised,” Guterson wrote good-naturedly about receiving the award.

Other authors who were up for the award were Haruki Murakami, Stephen King, and James Frey. Past winners have included Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer.


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