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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Literary Review's Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2009 winner

Jonathan Littell has won the seventeenth annual Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award, for The Kindly Ones (Chatto & Windus). The prize (a plaster foot) was presented by award-winning actor Charles Dance. It was accepted on Littell's behalf by his editor at Chatto & Windus, Alison Samuel. The awards were announced at a lavish ceremony on 30 November 2009, at the In & Out (Naval & Military) Club in St James's Square, where the 400 guests raised a toast to the winner. The Kindly Ones, originally published in French, won the Prix Goncourt in 2006. It has sold over a million copies in Europe

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