Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Secker & Warburg
To mark the 25th anniversary of the prize, three former chairmen of the judges - Malcolm Bradbury, David Holloway and W. L. Webb – were asked to choose their ‘Booker of Bookers’. Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children originally won the prize in 1981. Rushdie described it as ‘the greatest compliment I have ever been paid as a writer.’ Roddy Doyle’s Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha won the annual prize that year.