literary review

These #BadSex Scenes Will Make You Laugh, Cry, Cringe

It’s that time of year again! Every year, The Literary Review announces its short list of nominees for what’s been dubbed “Britain’s Most Dreaded Literary Prize,” the Bad Sex Award. This special literary achievement is reserved for the crudest, most cringeworthy, most awkwardly written sex scenes in modern literature. Erotica is excluded, because that would… More »


And The Prize For The Unsexiest Sex Writing Goes To …

Take a bow, Rowan Somerville, you’ve written some spectacularly unsexy sex stuff. At least according to the Literary Review, which doles out an annual award to the worst sex writing in fiction. Somerville beat out authors Jonathan Franzen, Craig Raine, Adam Moss and a slew of others for his unappealing descriptions of sex in the… More »