Celebrated novelist Howard Jacobson's most recent novel is Man Booker-nominated 'J'. He has also written 'The Finkler Question', published to great acclaim in 2010. An acerbic critic and broadcaster with a passion for literature and art, he is known for his ebullient wit.
30 January 2015 06:44 PM
And as for being on the receiving end of a dazzling smile from Kylie Minogue...
Try ‘and’ instead of ‘but’ and you’ll find that America and Israel are not to blame for all the world’s atrocities
23 January 2015 05:25 PM
The ‘But Brigade’ has turned its monosyllabic screw until cartoonists become complicit in their own demise
I live in terror of the fanatic who has only read one story, whether he’s an Islamist murderer or Glenn Greenwald
16 January 2015 04:53 PM
Monotheism is a grand conceit, but can we say it is innocent of the millions of killings in its name?
02 January 2015 03:44 PM
Those tiny points of tungsten are metaphors for man’s ability to create something out of nothing
26 December 2014 05:09 PM
Beggars have mothers too. And what did it matter if he didn’t. I had wronged him
I come unstuck whenever I visit a synagogue or church. Is that all there is to faith? Saying thanks until you start to choke on the word?
19 December 2014 06:49 PM
Sin is the natural response to not knowing what to do next
It started with a BlackBerry Passport and ended with the Vodafone manager threatening to punch my lights out
12 December 2014 05:02 PM
It seemed that in order to find out whether I wanted to buy the phone, I had to buy it
05 December 2014 05:05 PM
We’re in the presence of great art when we don’t have to use words like commodification
28 November 2014 04:23 PM
Aloofness is no virtue, but second-guessing the will of the majority has a terrible history
21 November 2014 07:13 PM
It's one dashed hope after another
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