Canadian up for Bad Sex award

Canadian novelist Nancy Huston is up for the dubious distinction of writing the year's worst sexual prose.

Huston is among eight authors shortlisted by the Literary Review for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award for her book Infrared.

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The organizers of the prize say their mission is to "draw attention to the crude, badly written, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it."

Literary Review will reveal the award "winner" on Dec. 4.

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