Yesterday the Roald Dahl Funny Prize was awarded at the Cambridge Theatre in London – home of Matilda! We were beside ourselves to have been shortlisted and were full of nervous excitement. Booktrust did a fantastic job of looking after us and putting on a great event. Here are the lovely winners – Simon Rickerty with Monkey Nut and Jim Smith with I Am Still Not a Loser:

    

Here are all the shortlistees on the stage:

And  a wonderful close-up of Philip Ardagh and Michael Rosen taken by our son…

We were extra happy about Jim’s win because he is a fellow member of Team Egmont and we really enjoyed celebrating with him after the awards. What a fantastic day!

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