Morrissey Wins Bad Sex Award for Love Scenes in Debut Novel List of the Lost | Price of bad sex
The Bad Sex Award peaked on Tuesday night with singer Morrissey’s reference to a “bulbous greeting” in his debut novel helping him win the Bad Sex Award.
Sex scenes in her book List of the Lost influenced the judges, it was announced Tuesday during a lavish ceremony presented by Nancy Dell’Olio.
Created in 1993 by Auberon Waugh, then editor of the Literary Review, the Bad Sex in Fiction awards aim to draw attention to “poorly written, superficial or redundant passages of sexual description in modern fiction” in hope to discourage them.
The former Smiths frontman’s debut novel – he produced an autobiography in 2013 – was published by Penguin in September with negative reviews. It tells the story of four Boston relay runners who are cursed by an old man in the woods.
A scene involving Ezra, one of the athletes, and his girlfriend, Eliza, caught the judges’ attention and was the favorite to win when the shortlist was announced last month.
The scene in question reads: “At that, Eliza and Ezra rolled together in a full-blown lovemaking giggling snowball, screaming and screaming as they bit and shot each other in a mountain spiral. dangerous and noisy russian of sexually violent spinning with Eliza breasts rolled over Ezra’s screaming mouth and the painful frenzy of her bulbous greeting dampening her arousal as she slapped and punched every muscle in Eliza’s body, at the except for the otherwise central area.
The shortlist included The Martini Shot, by famous The Wire screenwriter George Pelecanos (“I rubbed against her until she was wet like a slide”); Joshua Cohen’s Book of Numbers (“her breasts were like young fawns, sheep frolicking in hyssop”); and Before, During, After by Richard Bausch (“When she took it, still a little flabby, in her mouth, he moaned, ‘Oh, lover'”).
Morrissey, who follows in the footsteps of Melvyn Bragg, Rachel Johnson and Sebastian Faulks in winning the backhand honor, was unable to participate due to touring commitments. He was also not available for comment.