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.
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
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
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Michelle Watt's father says TV presenter killed herself because she was in constant pain
- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 Amber Roof: Sister of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof launches fund-raising appeal for wedding and honeymoon
- 4 Russell Brand condemns moment of silence for Tunisia attack victims as a 'minute of bulls**t'
- 5 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water