Award-winning 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. He writes for The Independent's Indy Voices.
04 September 2015 06:05 PM
“I am not a criminal but I seem to find myself frequently in criminal company” is a statement that evades more questions than it answers
28 August 2015 06:05 PM
'Why are none of the women I know able to finish any of your novels?' I was asked by one attendee. I tried not to let too much time pass before I answered. No more than an hour.
21 August 2015 05:00 PM
It doesn’t kill a work of art to want it left alone temporarily. I've reached Peak Hamlet
14 August 2015 06:53 PM
In an age of facing-both-ways, Corbyn doggedly faces in one direction only
31 July 2015 05:31 PM
Seeing me stoop to retrieve a pound coin the other day, three people got up to offer me their seats
17 July 2015 04:24 PM
If it’s bathos you want, nothing gives it to you like watching sport. Unless it’s playing sport
10 July 2015 05:47 PM
The terrorist isn’t a problem because he doesn’t conform; he’s a problem because he does. It’s what he conforms to that makes him dangerous
A university which is a hotbed of offence-taking isn’t a university but an ideological prison camp and indoctrination centre
03 July 2015 03:56 PM
The freedom to think freely is more important than the right of women to enjoy equal respect to men
05 June 2015 07:26 PM
Leaving the opera house wet-eyed recently, I had to pick my way between the homeless
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
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 1 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 3 Bob Geldof offers to take four refugee families into his home 'immediately' as he condemns humanitarian crisis as a ‘f**king disgrace'
- 4 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth