Nov 21, 2012 @ 12:41:00 am
George Eliot's portable writing desk
A Wikipedia entry suggests that someone knew about Petraeus's affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, as early as January 2012.
The best kind of bad sex is the kind you only have to read about. (And can laugh at without offending anybody). With that in mind, everybody should be excited about the Literary Review of London’s annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award. Eight finalists for the 2012 award were announced on Tuesday, with J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy noticeably absent, despite its use of phrases like “miraculously unguarded vagina.” Writers who did make the list include Ben Masters, Nancy Huston, Sam Mills, Paul Mason, and Tom Wolfe, whose Back to Blood (which Eric Benson reviewed for Bookforum.com) is full of groaners.
For more on the Bad Sex awards, Literary Review editor Jonathan Beckman explains what
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