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Stephen King nominated for Bad Sex in Fiction Award

22nd November 2011

Prolific horror author Stephen King has been nominated for this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award for a passage in his novel 11.22.63.

Now in its 19th year, the award, which is organised by the Literary Review, was originally set up to mock gratuitous and often embarrassing descriptions of sex in literature.

King is in good company on this year's shortlist alongside James Frey, Sebastian Barry and Haruki Murakami.

A Million Little Pieces author Frey was nominated for The Final Testament of the Holy Bible and Murakami was shortlisted for his recent novel 1Q84.

The Slap author Christos TsiolkasDavid Guterson and Chris Adrian also picked up nominations for the prize, with the winner being announced on December 6th.

Rowan Somerville was crowned the winner of last year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award for The Shape of Her and joined an esteemed list of previous winners, including A. A. Gill, Melvyn Bragg and Tom Wolfe.
 

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