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Caitlin Moran wins Galaxy Book of the Year award

23rd December 2011

Caitlin Moran's book How To Be A Woman, which takes a humorous look at the changing face of feminism in recent years, has been named as the Galaxy Book of the Year.

A public vote helped to crown The Times journalist's semi-autobiographical offering the winner of the prestigious award, just weeks after it was named the most popular non-fiction book at the National Book Awards.

In claiming the prize, Moran beat off stiff competition from Dawn French's A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Emma Donoghue's Room and Claire Tomalin's biography, Charles Dickens: A Life.

The columnist said it was 'a total honour and thrill' to pick up the award ahead of the other category winners.

She joked that the Rear of the Year award was the prize she has 'always been gunning for', but the Book of the Year award allows her to 'chow down' over Christmas without worrying about fitting into her jeggings.

Moran follows in the footsteps of David Nicholls, who claimed the prestigious award in 2010 with his novel One Day, which went on to become the biggest selling paperback of 2011.
 

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