Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

LONDON (Reuters) - An Indian investigative journalist has won little-coveted Bad Sex in Fiction Award for a turbo-charged account of a lovers` tryst that likens their amours to a speeding Bugatti.

Aniruddha Bahal, who posed as an arms dealer to expose an Indian military bribery scandal in 2001, flew to London to receive the prize from rock singer Sting before a 500-strong audience on Wednesday.

Now in its 11th year, the dubious honour is awarded by the Literary Review magazine for the most inept description of sexual intercourse in a novel.

Bahal beat rival nominees including John Updike, Paul Theroux and Paulo Coelho, thanks to a passage from his novel "Bunker 13".

Bahal`s hero says he feels like an "ancient Aryan warlord" after discovering a Swastika shaved into an intimate part of his female companion`s anatomy.

As the temperature between the two rises, Bahal shifts gear in a blur of motoring metaphors.

"She picks up a Bugatti`s momentum. You want her more at a Volkswagen`s steady trot.

"Squeeze the maximum mileage out of your gallon of gas. But she`s eating up the road with all cylinders blazing."

Previous winners include AA Gill, Sebastian Faulks and Melvyn Bragg.

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