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November 18, 2010

Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Freedom’ Makes Shortlist for Bad Sex Award

Filed under: Book Awards,News — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 8:36 pm
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Freedom has made the shortlist for the annual Bad Sex in fiction award, always one of year’s most entertaining literary prizes. The Guardian has more on the dubious honor for Jonathan Franzen’s novel, which landed its author on the cover of Time but not on the dais at last night’s National Book Awards ceremony. Given by the U.K.-based Literary Review, the Bad Sex award went last year to Jonathan Littell, who defeated Philip Roth, Paul Theroux and others.


  1. Funny, funny, funny.

    Comment by anthropologist — November 20, 2010 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

  2. The New York Times called Franzen “a masterpiece of American literature” :). The passages quoted from Franzen in the Bad Sex citation make you wonder about that, don’t they?

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — November 20, 2010 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

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