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Morrissey's writing about sex is so bad he was given an award

“The couple rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation.”

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MAYBE HE SHOULD have stuck to writing songs — former Smiths frontman and lyricist Morrissey has won the annual award for the poorest quality writing about sex.

The award that writers don’t want to get was given yesterday at a gala ceremony in central London.

The prize was given for Morrissey’s first novel, List of the Lost. The judges cited a scene between relay runner Ezra and his girlfriend Eliza in which the couple “rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation.”

Morrissey is the 23rd winner of the not-so-prestigious prize awarded by the Literary Review magazine to spotlight “poorly written, perfunctory or redundant” passages of sexual description. Explicitly pornographic works aren’t eligible.

Past winners include Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe.

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