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.
22 May 2015 05:49 PM
This free concert I went to at Trafalgar Square was meant to be democracy in action, Shostakovich for everyone. But no
15 May 2015 04:34 PM
It’s a law of our natures, to applaud where we already approve, and deride where we don’t
01 May 2015 05:43 PM
Raffaele Candilio worked above a Chinese importer of waving cats in Soho, and had the manners of a gentleman of another time and place
24 April 2015 04:53 PM
What were the motives that drove Franz Werfel?
Introducing an unexpected voice to the election hubbub: Molly Bloom of Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ interprets the campaign so far...
17 April 2015 04:54 PM
Finally, a welcome break from the incomprehensible views of our so-called experts
10 April 2015 05:54 PM
The period we are living through will come to be known as the Great Garrulousness
03 April 2015 06:38 PM
Should one side persuade others to their point of view, or do they only want to listen to the reverberations of their own outrage?
20 March 2015 05:26 PM
Why is there so much rage on our streets? Look no further than the bitter passwordless
13 March 2015 04:47 PM
His owner had a gravity that was the mirror image of his. Between them existed all that was serious in life
I was a timid, kind, gentle-natured child, later to be spurned and humiliated – in short, the perfect terrorist-in-waiting
06 March 2015 06:40 PM
Considering how often girls rejected me, it remains a mystery that I didn’t end up decapitating on what’s called an industrial scale
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Crystal meth addict 'gouged out his eyes and ate them' while high on drug, Australian MP claims
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 The ten most unequal developed countries in the world
- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama