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Nancy Huston Wins 'Bad Sex in Fiction' Prize

Infrared has some horrible lines about hanky panky

(Newser) - Want a good sex scene in your next read? Skip Nancy Huston's Infrared, which just nabbed the Literary Review's tongue-in-cheek award for Bad Sex in Fiction, reports the LA Times . Unlike last year's winner , Infrared—about a photographer who takes pictures of her lovers' bodies at intimate... More »

Philip Roth Wins Man Booker Prize

...but one member of the 3-person judging panel quits in protest

(Newser) - Philip Roth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author of the 1960s cultural touchstone Portnoy's Complaint and more than two dozen other novels, was named today as the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. Roth beat 12 other short-listed authors—including Britain's John le Carre, Australia's... More »

Historical Novel Wolf Hall Captures Booker Prize

Hilary Mantel's story set in Henry VIII's court was favorite for prestigious award

(Newser) - A novel set in the court of King Henry VIII won this year’s Man Booker Prize, Britain’s top literary honor. Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall was a heavy favorite, and the book drew praise from the panel of judges as “a thoroughly modern novel set in the... More »

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