The nod was a result of the polarizing president-elect’s offensive rhetoric and “pussy-grabbing” remarks from a leaked interview tape from 2005. These lewd comments, which Trump deemed “locker room talk,” led some readers of the publication to nominate him for the award.
Unfortunately, the judges are sticklers for the rules and discounted Trump’s nomination “on the grounds that the award only covers fiction.” Other submissions that did pass muster include Jonathan Safran Foer’s Here I Am and Leave Me by Gayle Forman, according to the Literary Review.
The true winner of this year’s award will be announced on Nov. 30. Regardless of the outcome, Trump gets the unsexy award in our book.