Morrissey Wins Britain's Bad Sex Award Former Smiths frontman and lyricist Morrissey has won the annual award for the poorest quality writing about sex in his novel, List of the Lost. Past winners include Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe.
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Morrissey Wins Britain's Bad Sex Award

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Morrissey Wins Britain's Bad Sex Award

Morrissey Wins Britain's Bad Sex Award

Morrissey Wins Britain's Bad Sex Award

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Former Smiths frontman and lyricist Morrissey has won the annual award for the poorest quality writing about sex in his novel, List of the Lost. Past winners include Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with an award few people want to win. It's given in Britain for the worst writing in a sex scene by a novelist. This dubious honor has gone in the past to Norman Mailer, and this year's award goes to Morrissey. The former lyricist and singer for The Smiths has written a novel called "List Of The Lost." It includes a love scene between a man and a woman who, quote, "roll together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation." It's MORNING EDITION.

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