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Debut novelist wins Bad Sex Award

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Debut novelist Iain Hollingshead has won the Bad Sex in Fiction Award for his book 'Twenty Something'.

Now in its 14th year, the award is given to the sexual passage considered to be the most redundant in an otherwise excellent novel.

Hollingshead is the youngest ever recipient of the award and is reportedly delighted, saying "I hope I win it every year".

According to the BBC, the judges said that the aim of the award was to "draw attention to the crude, tasteless and often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it."

Among the nominees were established names such as Will Self and Irvine Welsh, but the panel described them as "beyond help at this point".

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