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.
25 January 2013 05:31 PM
There are a thousands of ways to catch the Norovirus, and avoiding them takes dedication, skill and a certain shamelessness
18 January 2013 05:53 PM
Kathryn Bigelow’s new film about the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden is facing criticism - and it's still to be released in the UK
11 January 2013 05:30 PM
Even sophisticated readers can forget the difference between literature and life
04 January 2013 05:42 PM
Darts is the game through which man can truly surpass himself
28 December 2012 05:59 PM
It’s easy to love the Christmassy Dickens. But can we deal with the brutally funny one?
21 December 2012 06:03 PM
I sympathise with Andrew Mitchell and other frustrated swearers. Of all our human rights, isn’t the right to be offensive among the most sacrosanct?
14 December 2012 06:10 PM
Don’t underestimate the sense retribution can appear to make of what is otherwise senseless
07 December 2012 06:14 PM
Whoever believes freedom loses its essential character the minute it admits impediment of any sort is in one sense right and in another dangerously insane
30 November 2012 06:33 PM
Our new Archbishop has an ancestry stocked with Jewish effort and energy
Why should we be surprised that Lowry had a dark side? As an artist, it's a natural part of the terrain
16 November 2012 06:21 PM
Next year, Tate Britain will hold its first major exhibition of Lowry after an extended metropolitan snobbery. What is to be gained by dismissing him as a sadist?
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