Thursday, December 04, 2003

from the land of the kamasutra comes the winner of the Bad Sex in Fiction award (what a clichéd title)

The Literary Review�s Bad Sex In Fiction award honours[sic] the year�s most embarrassing and inept description of sexual intercourse in a novel. The embarassment of being a winner has been heightened also by the announcement that Sting has been chosen to present the award. The winner will receive a statue of the Greek god Hermes. The winner this year is Aniruddha Bahal, who posed for as an arms dealer to expose the Indian military bribery scandal in 2001. The chosen extract is from his book Bunker 13, a thriller about a reporter who goes undercover to expose arms-smuggling and heroin-dealing in Kashmir, which features a heroine with her pubic hair shaved into the shape of a swastika. Here are all the shortlisted passages (including Bahal's winning extract -- no pun intended).

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