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.
31 August 2014 08:10 PM
In this exclusive extract, we meet Kevern Cohen and Ailinn Solomons. Are they falling in love or, under the shadow of What Happened, If It Happened, are they too anxious to take the risk? She is an orphan, he was brought up to seal his lips; both fear they have been pushed into each others arms. But why?
29 August 2014 05:32 PM
Some thoughts lie too deep for tears. But it’s through tears that we access them
22 August 2014 04:51 PM
Women are trading their dignity and grace for the furious flower of plastic evil
15 August 2014 08:09 PM
To lose oneself in making art is an incomparable way of living life
08 August 2014 05:10 PM
As long as you’re not sitting down while eating it
01 August 2014 05:11 PM
Unloose laughter in her, and the angels are in turmoil
In his elitism, his intransigence, his scorn of the masses, Michael Gove is a Coriolanus for our times
18 July 2014 04:53 PM
Wherever two or more people agree it’s time to worry. Wherever thousands agree it’s time to run
11 July 2014 06:46 PM
Let every cyclist join the Tour de France. Then we pedestrians will only have buses and juggernauts to worry about in town
04 July 2014 05:47 PM
There’s enthusiasm, and then there’s the hyperbole that’s overheating the planet. We all need to cool down a little
27 June 2014 05:19 PM
These three little words that mean more to me than any others: I don’t know
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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