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.
18 April 2014 06:45 PM
I consider the sexualisation of Mr Efron's body to be the mirror of Page 3
From Peaches Geldof to the 89-year-old who went to Dignitas, it’s not been a good week for death – or for those who’ve pronounced on it
11 April 2014 05:04 PM
Spare me ‘Our thoughts are with X or Y’
04 April 2014 05:40 PM
This is a serious question with economic consequences for the planet
Pharrell Williams may give the brain a cheap thrill. But for proper cerebral excitement, you’re still better off with Shakespeare
14 March 2014 04:35 PM
‘Happy’ lights up no part of my brain whatsoeverthe streets
07 March 2014 06:41 PM
If you’re successful, the middle classes will be queuing up to fit in with you
Howard Jacobson: Lewis Gill may not have meant his punch to kill, but any swing at a man's face is an act of barbarity
28 February 2014 06:34 PM
It's the mirror of our feelings, the register of our fears and sorrows
If you want to alienate someone, use the telephony alphabet. It’s certain to drive you November Uniform Tango Sierra
21 February 2014 04:40 PM
The point of a secret language is to exclude those who don’t speak it
If there are too many people being bumped off in contemporary drama, it’s because writers have forgotten their Shakespeare
14 February 2014 04:37 PM
I don’t always agree with David Hare. But about the body count, we are as one
The sacking of Kevin Pietersen, the last of the great mavericks, has killed off any lingering interest I had in sport
07 February 2014 03:50 PM
Who would you rather have coming in to bat at number four? Mother Teresa?
Those cleaning up Soho say they object to its sleaze. But isn’t that the whole point of the area I call home?
24 January 2014 05:58 PM
Sex itself seems to have given up the ghost and gone home to play on its computer
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave
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- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Unbeliebable: The White House offer 'no comment' to anti-Justin Bieber petition
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 How We Met: Alison Moyet & Emma Kennedy: 'I knew we'd be friends because she was happy to make a prat of herself'