By Will Robinson
Updated December 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
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There’s no doubt Morrissey has had a massively successful music career, but the world’s still divided about his recent turn at novel writing.

According to The Associated Press, the former Smiths frontman was announced the 23rd “winner” of the Literary Review Bad Sex award for his debut novel, List of the Lost, which centered on the supernatural trials of a ’70s Boston relay team. In EW’s poll of the eight finalists, Morrissey’s book won in a landslide. Here’s a snippet of the winning material.

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At least Morrissey joins strong company: Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe are among prior winners.

The other nominees included Against Nature by Tomas Espedal, The Martini Shot by George Pelecanos, The Making of Zombie Wars by Aleksander Hemon, Before, During, After by Richard Bausch, Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen, Fear of Dying by Erica Jong, and Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.

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