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