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Andy Mulligan wins Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

14th November 2011

The 2011 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize has been won by Andy Mulligan for his novel Return to Ribblestrop.

Set in a dilapidated boarding school invaded by circus animals, the book is the second in a planned trilogy of Ribblestrop novels and was described as having 'just the right combination of warmth, originality and hilarity' by the judging panel.

The victory means Mulligan follows in the footsteps of past recipients Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson and Anne Fine, with the writer saying he finds it hard to take himself seriously as an author when he has always written for fun.

'I never expected the Guardian to award such a stonker of a prize to a book that is dangerous, violent, irreverent, politically incorrect, joyously sentimental, anti-adult, pro-child and sometimes bizarre - but I'm very glad they have,' he added.

The award caps off a memorable month for Mulligan, following the announcement that his earlier novel Trash is to be adapted into a film by screenwriter Richard Curtis.

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