Wednesday, November 26, 2008

John Updike: Bringing Bad Sexxy Back

Posted By on Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Eww, it's gross just writing headlines like that, but go ahead and look at this snippet of pre-Thanksgiving awkward literary gossip: The Literary Review has given John Updike a lifetime achievement award for writing bad sex, or good sex, depending.

The 76-year-old novelist was a finalist for the official Bad Sex in Fiction prize. The editors entered him based on his description of "an explosive oral encounter in his latest book, ''The Widows of Eastwick,'' according to the Times. He lost to British writer Rachel Johnson.

Writing a heart-racey literary love scene is not simple task any longer, as previously documented.


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