Booker Prize winner Flanagan is frontrunner for Bad Sex in Fiction Award
London: Australian author Richard Flanagan, who won the Man Booker Prize recently for his book "The Narrow Road to the Deep North", is among seven others who had been shortlisted for London's Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
The others who have shortlisted include, "The Snow Queen" by Michael Cunningham, "The Hormone Factory" by Saskia goldschmidt, "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage" by Haruki Murakami, "The Age of Magic" by Ben Okri,"The Affairs of Others" by Amy Grace Lloyd, "Desert God" by Wilbur Smith, and "Things to Make and Break by May-Lan Tan.
In his book "The Narrow Road to the Deep Noth", based on the story of his father and other Australian soldiers working on the Burma Railway during World War II, Richard Flanagan writes:
"Whatever had held them apart, whatever had restrained their bodies before, was now gone. If the earth spun it faltered, if the wind blew it waited.
"Hands found flesh; flesh, flesh. He felt the improbable weight of her eyelash with his own; he kissed the slight, rose-coloured trench that remained from her knicker elastic, running around her belly like the equator line circling the world. As they lost themselves in the circumnavigation of each other, there came from nearby shrill shrieks that ended in a deeper howl.