Award for Independent columnist Howard Jacobson

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The Independent columnist and novelist Howard Jacobson is celebrating becoming the first writer to claim the UK's only prize for comic fiction for a second time.

Jacobson won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for his novel Zoo Time.

Jacobson first won the prize, celebrating books capturing PG Wodehouse's comic spirit, for The Mighty Waltzer in 2000. He had previously won the 2010 Booker Prize for The Finkler Question.