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Stephen King & Haruki Murakami on Bad Sex in Lit List

The shortlist for the Literary Review‘s annual Bad Sex in Literature Award has been released.

You can read the complete shortlist below–it includes Lee Child, Haruki Murakami and James Frey. This year the Literary Review has been active on Twitter, leading the Bad Sex Award hashtag on Twitter. Rowan Somerville won the award last year.

Literary Review has been tweeting bad sex passages online, including this scene from King’s 11-22-63: “Her head bonked on the door. ‘Ouch,’ I said. ‘Are you all right?’” (Via Huffington Post)

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IMPAC Shortlist

Finally, the prize that has the three-digit longlist has whittled itself down to a shortlist of eight – and it’s guaranteed that the winner of the world’s largest literary fiction prize will be male:

A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
Slow Man by JM Coetzee
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Short Day Dying by Peter Hobbs
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Shalimar The Clown by Salman Rushdie

The winner will be announced on June 14.