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Morrissey nominated for Bad Sex award

By | Published on Thursday 19 November 2015


Morrissey has, quite unsurprisingly, been nominated for the Literary Review’s 2015 Bad Sex In Fiction Award.

The musician published his debut novel, ‘List Of The Lost’, earlier this year to roundly disapproving reviews. In a recent interview, he claimed that this was because critics don’t like him, and had very little to do with his story of a demonically possessed sports relay team.

A nomination for a Bad Sex award doesn’t necessarily prove him wrong, but he did receive it for references to, among other things, “one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation”, “a dangerous and clamorous rollercoaster coil of sexually violent rotation’, and of course, who could forget, one of his character’s “bulbous salutation”.

Moz’s book is up against ‘Before, During, After’ by Richard Bausch, ‘Book Of Numbers’ by Joshua Cohen, ‘Against Nature’ by Tomas Espedal, ‘Fates And Furies’ by Lauren Groff, ‘The Making Of Zombie Wars’ by Aleksandar Hemon, ‘Fear Of Dying’ by Erica Jong, and ‘The Martini Shot’ by George Pelecanos.

The winner will be announced on 1 Dec.