Op 3 december wordt bekendgemaakt wie de minst begeerde literaire prijs in de wacht zal slepen: de Bad Sex in Fiction award. Onze eigen Saskia Goldschmidt is genomineerd! Een andere kanshebbers is Richard Flanagan die onlangs nog de MAN Booker Prize won. Maar ook Haruki Murakami doet een gooi met dit citaat:

The girls entwined themselves lithely around Tsukuru. Kuro’s breasts were full and soft. Shiro’s were small, but her nipples were as hard as tiny round pebbles. Their pubic hair was as wet as a rain forest. Their breath mingled with his, becoming one, like currents from far away, secretly overlapping at the dark bottom of the sea.

These insistent caresses continued until Tsukuru was inside the vagina of one of the girls. It was Shiro. She straddled him, took hold of his rigid, erect penis, and deftly guided it inside her. His penis found its way with no resistance, as if swallowed up into an airless vacuum. She took a moment, gathering her breath, then began slowly rotating her torso, as if she were drawing a complex diagram in the air, all the while twisting her hips. Her long, straight black hair swung above him, sharply, like a whip.

Dit zijn de genoineerden:

The Snow Queen – Michael Cunningham

The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan

The Hormone Factory – Saskia Goldschmidt

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami

The Age of Magic – Ben Okri

The Affairs of Others – Amy Grace Loyd

Desert God – Wilbur Smith

Things to Make and Break – May-Lan Tan

The Lemon Grove – Helen Walsh

The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle – Kirsty Wark

En hier kun je lezen welke citaten aanleiding gaven voor de nominatie.