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.
Try ‘and’ instead of ‘but’ and you’ll find that America and Israel are not to blame for all the world’s atrocities
23 January 2015 05:25 PM
The ‘But Brigade’ has turned its monosyllabic screw until cartoonists become complicit in their own demise
I live in terror of the fanatic who has only read one story, whether he’s an Islamist murderer or Glenn Greenwald
16 January 2015 04:53 PM
Monotheism is a grand conceit, but can we say it is innocent of the millions of killings in its name?
02 January 2015 03:44 PM
Those tiny points of tungsten are metaphors for man’s ability to create something out of nothing
26 December 2014 05:09 PM
Beggars have mothers too. And what did it matter if he didn’t. I had wronged him
I come unstuck whenever I visit a synagogue or church. Is that all there is to faith? Saying thanks until you start to choke on the word?
19 December 2014 06:49 PM
Sin is the natural response to not knowing what to do next
It started with a BlackBerry Passport and ended with the Vodafone manager threatening to punch my lights out
12 December 2014 05:02 PM
It seemed that in order to find out whether I wanted to buy the phone, I had to buy it
05 December 2014 05:05 PM
We’re in the presence of great art when we don’t have to use words like commodification
28 November 2014 04:23 PM
Aloofness is no virtue, but second-guessing the will of the majority has a terrible history
21 November 2014 07:13 PM
It's one dashed hope after another
07 November 2014 05:52 PM
The Labour Leader has called for a "calm" and "responsible" approach to Israel, but he should really take a hard look at his own stance first
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 1 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Mystery man who gave mum heart-warming note on train 'wanted to put a smile on her face'
- 4 Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
- 5 Grumpy Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years