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.
Nietzsche's ideas might have been dangerous, but that's no reason to ban a club dedicated to the man
13 June 2014 06:32 PM
Once we start censoring one ideology then we may as well censor all of them
06 June 2014 03:32 PM
Ordinary is just the word we use for the less intellectually sophisticated
30 May 2014 06:09 PM
A funny thing happens when you wander round the Acropolis Museum in Athens
09 May 2014 05:10 PM
If Jeremy Clarkson is to be condemned for anything, it should be his foolish obsession with cars
The wild spirit of an all-creating God seems to blow through every dab and shape of colour at the Matisse show at Tate Modern
03 May 2014 05:18 PM
For once the critics are right: no one should miss this extraordinary exhibition
25 April 2014 04:34 PM
I can’t understand anything on TV. So let’s do away with the volume and put subtitles on everything
18 April 2014 06:45 PM
I consider the sexualisation of Mr Efron's body to be the mirror of Page 3
From Peaches Geldof to the 89-year-old who went to Dignitas, it’s not been a good week for death – or for those who’ve pronounced on it
11 April 2014 05:04 PM
Spare me ‘Our thoughts are with X or Y’
04 April 2014 05:40 PM
This is a serious question with economic consequences for the planet
Pharrell Williams may give the brain a cheap thrill. But for proper cerebral excitement, you’re still better off with Shakespeare
14 March 2014 04:35 PM
‘Happy’ lights up no part of my brain whatsoeverthe streets
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'
- 2 Black Friday 2014: Opening times for Asda, John Lewis, PC World, GAME and Argos
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
- 5 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'