And the nominees for the bad sex in fiction awards are...

THE Literary Review has announced the nominees for its 2014 bad sex in fiction award, which aims to "draw attention to poorly written, perfunctory or redundant passages of sexual description in modern fiction, and to discourage them".  

Those in the running this year include Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark with her debut novel The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle and Man Booker prize winner Richard Flanagan.  

The winner will be announced in December. For now, here is the full list of nominees:  

The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham  

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan  

The Hormone Factory by Saskia Goldschmidt  

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami  

The Age of Magic by Ben Okri  

The Affairs of Others by Amy Grace Loyd  

Desert God by Wilbur Smith  

Things to Make and Break by May-Lan Tan  

The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh  

The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark


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