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Novelist Manil Suri wins dreaded Bad Sex prize

Novelist Manil Suri wins dreaded Bad Sex prize

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Published : 2013-12-04 19:35
Updated : 2013-12-04 19:35

LONDON (AP) ― An out-of-this-world sex scene invoking stars, supernovas and statisticians has won U.S.-based writer Manil Suri the uncoveted Bad Sex in Fiction Award.

Suri, a novelist and mathematician, won the annual British prize for a passage in his novel “The City of Devi,” in which the characters “streak like superheroes past suns and solar systems, we dive through shoals of quarks and atomic nuclei.”

The passage climaxes: “In celebration of our breakthrough fourth star, statisticians the world over rejoice.”

Suri, a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, was not on hand Tuesday to accept his award in person. A representative of his publisher, Bloomsbury, accepted the prize from former “Dynasty” star Joan Collins at a ceremony in London.

“The City of Devi,” Suri’s third novel, is the story of a love triangle set in Mumbai, which has been threatened with nuclear apocalypse.

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