While the Nobel Prize for Literature was already awarded to Svetlana Alexievich, there are more prestigious literary honors to go around. Literary Review announced the nominees for the 22nd annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award, to honor "an author who has produced an outstandingly bad scene of sexual description in an otherwise good novel." According to Literary Review:
The purpose of the prize is to draw attention to poorly written, perfunctory or redundant passages of sexual description in modern fiction, and to discourage them.
Here are excerpts from the nominees, a feast of awful writing about presumably mediocre intercourse:
1. The Making of Zombie Wars by Aleksandar Hemon
...she let him in so deep he didn’t have to think about her, and therefore he didn’t have to think about himself, but of course he was thinking about not thinking about himself and he was about to start thinking about himself when she bit his cheek, as if eager to spread the pain, and it hurt and he loved it and he could feel the skin was broken and he started coming and so did she.