My money's on economist Paul Mason to win Bad Sex Award

Lea, Bronwyn (2012) My money's on economist Paul Mason to win Bad Sex Award. The Conversation, .

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Author Lea, Bronwyn
Title My money's on economist Paul Mason to win Bad Sex Award
Journal name The Conversation
Publication date 2012-11-21
Sub-type Creative work
Open Access Status
Total pages 5
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher The Conversation Media Trust
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Textual work
Formatted abstract the Bad Sex in Fiction Award - Britain’s most dreaded literary prize - has underscored since its inception twenty years ago: quantity can be a poor substitute for quality. The literati may well be getting more sex than the rest of the population, but if the hairy, wubbering, nosh-inspired sex of contemporary novels is anything to go by we should all settle down with accountants.

Literary Review journal, which hosts the Bad Sex Awards, claims that “the purpose of the prize is to draw attention to the crude, badly written, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it”...
Keyword Literary awards
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