05 December 2012
The year's most dreaded literary prize has been won by Canadian writer Huston for Infrared, a novel about a woman who takes candid photos of her lovers ...
The year's most dreaded literary prize has been won by Canadian writer Huston for Infrared, a novel about a woman who takes candid photos of her lovers
Nancy, who lives in Paris and didn't collect her award in person at the Literary Review's award ceremony last night, won the prize over contenders including Tom Wolfe and Craig Raine.
An example of Infrared's purple prose is...'my self freed of both self and other, the quivering sensation, the carnal pink palpitation that detaches you from all colour and all flesh, making you see only stars, constellations, milky ways, propelling you bodiless and soulless into undulating space where the undulating skies make your non-body undulate…'
What a lot of undulating.
In other news connected to sex in fiction, E L James yesterday won the popular fiction book of the year award for Fifty Shades of Grey at the Specsavers National Book Awards.