Bad Sex Award Winner 2012: 'Infrared' By Nancy Huston Takes Literature's Rudest Prize
Huffington Post - about 4 years
LONDON -- It's the prize no author wants to win.
Award-winning novelist Nancy Huston won Britain's Bad Sex in Fiction award Tuesday for her novel "Infrared," whose tale of a photographer who takes pictures of her lovers during sex proved too revealing for the judges.
The choice was announced by "Downton Abbey" actress Samantha Bond during a ceremony at the Naval & Military Club in London.
Judges of the tongue-in-cheek prize – which is run by the Literary Review magazine – said they were struck by a description of "flesh, that archaic kingdom that brings forth tears and terrors, nightmares, babies and bedazzlements," and by a long passage that builds to a climax of "undulating space."
Huston, who lives in Paris, was not on hand to collect her prize. In a statement read by her publicist, the 59-year-old author said she hoped her victory would "incite thousands of British women to take close-up photos of their lovers' bodies in all states of array and disar
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