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.
24 October 2014 05:52 PM
We call it the day of rest, but I’m not convinced it’s rest we most need
17 October 2014 04:35 PM
You never know for certain when you are going to win a prize, but you know for certain when you aren’t
10 October 2014 05:44 PM
Did he think he could half atone for half a sin? Did he think he might be half forgiven?
03 October 2014 04:47 PM
A reliable and avuncular-looking short man had chosen to get married in Venice – and I was there
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
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
Nigel Farage and Frankie Boyle clash over Andrew Lawrence's 'Mock the Week' criticism
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- 4 North Korean officials 'publicly executed for watching South Korean soap operas'
- 5 Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything