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.
28 September 2012 06:35 PM
I was expecting to be reprimanded for any one of a thousand betrayals and broken promises - but this time the questioner was an old schoolteacher's daughter...
21 September 2012 05:39 PM
Critics have found the heroine insufficiently moving - but by always expecting to be swept off our feet we do a disservice to our artists
14 September 2012 04:43 PM
Yes the victories of our wonderful athletes were thrilling and emotional - but this country, like all others, is still capable of monstrous cruelty
01 September 2012 12:00 AM
Jacobson's first novel since the Man Booker-winning 'The Finkler Question', is an uproarious comedy of literary - and marital - strife. In this extract, our writer-hero dines with his wife.
24 August 2012 08:00 PM
No one who cares about reading can fail to be alarmed at the closure of libraries and bookshops
Howard Jacobson: First the Mobot, then Kate Moss. It's like we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory
17 August 2012 08:00 PM
The women athletes beat the men (literally) hands down in the matter of modesty and reserve
11 August 2012 12:00 AM
Australians read and looked and listened as no one born in London or Paris felt they had to
Howard Jacobson: They've turned Britain into Butlins in their determination to make us enjoy ourselves
04 August 2012 12:00 AM
The beach volleyball became - lest our concentration falter - a musical
27 July 2012 08:00 PM
Philip Roth gives the hero of ‘The Counterlife’ provocative thoughts on what circumcision denotes
Howard Jacobson: If you think there's no sex in Jane Austen, you're wrong about love, sex and Austen
21 July 2012 12:00 AM
Can anyone think it makes 'Pride and Prejudice' more sensual to describe Darcy as 'hot, spicy and all man'?
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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