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.
12 September 2014 05:15 PM
As the man who brought the twist to Cambridge’s English faculty, I know about dancing. And Strictly trivialises it
Few things are more shameful than death – which may be why so many of us go at a time of our choosing
05 September 2014 05:12 PM
The ultimate ignominy for any living human being is to be reduced to a carcass
31 August 2014 08:10 PM
In this exclusive extract, we meet Kevern Cohen and Ailinn Solomons. Are they falling in love or, under the shadow of What Happened, If It Happened, are they too anxious to take the risk? She is an orphan, he was brought up to seal his lips; both fear they have been pushed into each others arms. But why?
29 August 2014 05:32 PM
Some thoughts lie too deep for tears. But it’s through tears that we access them
22 August 2014 04:51 PM
Women are trading their dignity and grace for the furious flower of plastic evil
15 August 2014 08:09 PM
To lose oneself in making art is an incomparable way of living life
08 August 2014 05:10 PM
As long as you’re not sitting down while eating it
01 August 2014 05:11 PM
Unloose laughter in her, and the angels are in turmoil
In his elitism, his intransigence, his scorn of the masses, Michael Gove is a Coriolanus for our times
18 July 2014 04:53 PM
Wherever two or more people agree it’s time to worry. Wherever thousands agree it’s time to run
11 July 2014 06:46 PM
Let every cyclist join the Tour de France. Then we pedestrians will only have buses and juggernauts to worry about in town
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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