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Bad Sex in Fiction

6 Terrible Sex Scenes Written By Politicians And Pundits

Posted 08.06.2013 | Books

Taken from Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras (Perigee, $15) Let us briefly a...


Mallory Yael Seegal | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts
Mallory Yael Seegal

I remember the points in time, like constellations, / when your hands were still warm / and the floating starships of your fists made galactic mist, / red dwarves to kiss my skin.

How (Not) to Write a Sex Scene

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 02.01.2012 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

An incredible number of literary heavyweights have been insulted with spots on the Bad Sex shortlist over the past 19 years. Which begs the question: Has sufficient attention been paid to the art of writing sex scenes?

Critically Acclaimed Authors Franzen and Ross on "Bad Sex in Fiction" Shortlist

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

When writing sex scenes, there's often a fine line between lust and laughter. The Bad Sex in Fiction Award highlights the "best of the worst" sex scenes published in literary fiction.

Bad Sex Writing Award Goes To Author Jonathan Littell

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Monday, the British literary magazine Literary Review awarded author Jonathan Littell their annual Bad Sex in Fiction award. The Franco-American be...

How Not To Write About Sex | Sonya Chung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been said (possibly by Elvis Costello, though the attribution is murky) that "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." The same ...

Norman Mailer Awarded "Bad Sex" Prize

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Writer Norman Mailer, a giant of the American literary scene and twice a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was posthumously given the Bad Sex in Fiction A...