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David Guterson wins Bad Sex Award

David Guterson won the most embarrassing literary prize, the Bad Sex in Fiction Award, for a sex scene between a mother and her son in Ed King, a modern take on the Oedipus myth.

books Updated: Dec 07, 2011 08:24 IST

David Guterson won the most embarassing literary prize, the Bad Sex in Fiction Award, for a sex scene between a mother and her son in Ed King, a modern take on the Oedipus myth.

The American author  joined John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer and other literary stars as the recipient of the dreaded Bad Sex in Fiction award.

Guterson won the 2011 "prize" for sex scenes in his new novel Ed King, which offers a modern take on the Oedipus myth and sets it in the second half of the 20th century.

The acclaimed author of "Snow Falling on Cedars" took the tongue-in-cheek honor in stride: "Oedipus practically invented bad sex, so I'm not in the least bit surprised," Guterson said in a statement released in response to his victory.