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Floris Books announced the winner of the 2005 Kelpies Prize at a packed award ceremony at the Edinburgh International Book Festival yesterday.
The Edinburgh-based publisher launched the Kelpies Prize at last year�s Festival, to encourage and reward new Scottish writing for children.

The winning title was Catscape by Mike Nicholson. Mike received a cheque for �2,000 on the night. His book will be published in the Contemporary Kelpies series on October 13th, 2005.

Catherine MacPhail, the Greenock-based author of children�s novels Run Zan Run, Underworld and Roxy�s Baby, presented the prize. She spoke of how winning the Kathleen Fidler Award had got her started as a children�s author and how vibrant the children�s writing community in Scotland is at the moment.
Christian Maclean, Managing Director of Floris Books, commented: �Any of the three shortlisted manuscripts would have been worthy winners of this year�s Kelpies Prize. We�re delighted for Mike, though, and look forward to publishing Catscape this autumn. We were impressed with the sharp observation and witty humour throughout the story.�


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