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.
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
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
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
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