For anyone wondering what has happened to the annual Bad Sex in Fiction award, sadly this did not run. You can read why on the Bookseller website here. Personally, it might have provided a much-needed giggle in these tough times...
The Literary Review's comment does raise a smile... Organisers warned the cancellation “should not be taken as a licence to write bad sex”.
As for the Diagram Prize for The Oddest Book Title of the Year, that crept by with little notice. The winner was a Canadian author, and a publisher from the country too.
Again, the Bookseller website has the result, and at the bottom of the article, the shortlist of contenders and their percentage vote.
(I'm not quoting the winning title here, but follow the above link to find out more.)
Hopefully, next year there will be an abundance of entries to choose from...
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