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.
05 July 2013 04:29 PM
If Jane Austen had genius, then we need another word again for what Lawrence had
28 June 2013 05:20 PM
Famous hat-wearers, the painter L S Lowry and the singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen might seem strange bedfellows, but it's what's under that tifter that really counts
21 June 2013 04:22 PM
It's not retirement that defines getting older, it's refusing to play along
14 June 2013 06:23 PM
If you don’t want agency geeks nosing into what you put online, then don’t put it there
07 June 2013 04:45 PM
As young readers we probably wouldn’t have said that the best books are inclusive in a way that transcends skin colour, religion or ethnic identity, but we knew they were
31 May 2013 04:05 PM
In what other context, these days, do we allow people to tell us we have it coming?
24 May 2013 04:40 PM
All things considered, calling someone a "swivel-eyed loon" isn't so bad
17 May 2013 04:59 PM
Why is Israel alone of all offending countries to be boycotted? Perhaps because it's that offending country which also just happens to be Jewish?
10 May 2013 04:23 PM
The climactic moments of Broadchurch and Mad Men are among the least enjoyable
19 April 2013 05:43 PM
Only addiction can explain tweeting, an activity that appears to be so without sensual satisfaction in itself, but whose side effects are so damaging
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 North Koreans are gasping for the truth: Let's give it to them
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 5 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early