Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Secker & Warburg
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha recounts one year in the life of a Dublin ten-year-old, Patrick ‘Paddy’ Clarke. The book was mocked by some people as an ‘easy’, ‘populist’ choice but The Independent praised it as ‘one of the truest and funniest presentations of juvenile experience in any recent literature’
In the same year Salman Rushdie was named ‘Booker of Bookers’ to mark the 25th anniversary.