Celebrated novelist Howard Jacobson's most recent novel is '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. Recent television programmes such as Jesus the Jew and Creation have also been widely admired.
17 May 2013 04:59 PM
Why is Israel alone of all offending countries to be boycotted? Perhaps because it's that offending country which also just happens to be Jewish?
10 May 2013 04:23 PM
The climactic moments of Broadchurch and Mad Men are among the least enjoyable
19 April 2013 05:43 PM
Only addiction can explain tweeting, an activity that appears to be so without sensual satisfaction in itself, but whose side effects are so damaging
12 April 2013 04:18 PM
Today it’s the banker to whom we capitulate, on pain of his taking his talents somewhere else
05 April 2013 05:56 PM
It's beginning to look like a horrible nature fires the creative spark
29 March 2013 04:34 PM
We are told we must protect an advocate of violence from torture in his birth country
22 March 2013 04:50 PM
This is a technology for which we have no use commensurate to its sophistication
15 March 2013 05:41 PM
The best summings up by the best judges are exemplary - this one fell woefully short
08 March 2013 04:21 PM
Where's divine justice when you need it? That red card should have been struck by a thunderbolt and burnt to cinders as Cüneyt Çakir waved it officiously
What do George Galloway, the London Review of Books and the Third Reich have in common? A dangerous certitude when it comes to Israel
01 March 2013 06:02 PM
Concatenations are dangerous, but sometimes they make themselves
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