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.
31 December 2011 12:00 AM
For the Chinese, 2011 was the Year of Rabbit.
24 December 2011 12:00 AM
Finding in his illness proof that an atheist dies better than a Christian strikes me as tasteless
17 December 2011 12:00 AM
10 December 2011 12:00 AM
Now that the more articulate of the summer rioters have told us they can't wait to be sticking it to the Feds again some time soon, more sober minds must be considering how to stop them.
03 December 2011 12:00 AM
"Anything else?" How many more otiosities am I to be subjected to? Only yesterday I was in an airport queueing to buy a newspaper. All that was necessary was for me to hand over the money.
26 November 2011 12:00 AM
The popular press stimulates a gross curiosity in us of which we should be ashamed
19 November 2011 12:00 AM
Last week the cricket writer Peter Roebuck died.
12 November 2011 12:00 AM
'I too once danced in a ring." The line isn't mine, though I have often felt it belongs to me.
05 November 2011 12:00 AM
In Zurich briefly to give a reading, I look out of my hotel window towards the Lindenhof and see what appears to be a fairground or gypsy encampment. I hear music and smell roasting meat.
22 October 2011 12:00 AM
And so, with a dignified nod to anyone who cares to notice, I straighten my bow tie, wipe away a tear, put on my bravest face and leave the stage.
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 3 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings
- 4 Exeter to Edinburgh and back in a day: How one fresher's lost bet left him facing a 900-mile round trip
- 5 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding