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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ramming Home the Fruitful Tidings

From this morning's Guardian story announcing the winner of the Literary Review's bad sex in fiction award:

The American winner of the Prix Goncourt, Jonathan Littell, has added another feather to his cap. His novel, The Kindly Ones, was tonight announced as the winner of the Literary Review's 2009 bax[sic] sex in fiction award.

The Kindly Ones, which tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of one of the executioners, beat off stiff competition from a stellar shortlist that included entries from Philip Roth, John Banville, Paul Theroux and the literary rock star Nick Cave.[emphasis added--ed.]