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Thomas Pynchon in 1955, left, and Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix in Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of his novel, Inherent Vice

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Howard Jacobson in 2012

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The Independent columnist Howard Jacobson could win for a second time

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