Awards: Bad Sex in Fiction Winner

American author Christopher Bollen won the Literary Review's annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for a passage in his novel The Destroyers that featured "an overenthusiastic attempt to 'describe the familiar in new terms,' which led to the male genitals being portrayed as an anatomically confusing 'billiard rack,' " the Guardian reported. The award was announced during a lavish ceremony at the In & Out (Naval & Military) Club in St. James's Square, London.

"The judges felt that there are parts in the book where Bollen goes overboard in his attempts to describe the familiar in new terms, leading occasionally to confusion. In the line quoted... they were left unsure as to how many testicles the character in question has," the Literary Review noted, adding: "In the week that Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, it seems only fitting that Britain's most eligible literary prize has been snapped up by an American."

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