Bad Sex in Fiction Award won by Nancy Huston's 'Infrared'

Nancy Huston has won the 2012 Bad Sex in Fiction Award for her novel Infrared. Established in 1993, the prize from Literary Review is given to the author who pens the worst sex scene in a novel. Huston was only the third woman to win the prize, which was announced by Downton Abbey actress Samantha Bond at last night's ceremony at London's Naval & Military Club. "I hope this prize will incite thousands of British women to take close-up photos of their lovers' bodies in all states of array and disarray," said Huston's publicist, picking up the award on her behalf. Infrared is about a photographer who takes infra-red photographs of her lovers during sex. "The purpose of the prize is to draw attention to the crude, badly written, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, (more)
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