Award-winning 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. He writes for The Independent's Indy Voices.
07 November 2014 05:52 PM
The Labour Leader has called for a "calm" and "responsible" approach to Israel, but he should really take a hard look at his own stance first
Russell Brand and Miriam Margolyes: Don’t fall for the false charms of those two pantomime preachers
31 October 2014 04:57 PM
Little by little all argument evaporates, and soon what a fool thinks, we all think
24 October 2014 05:52 PM
We call it the day of rest, but I’m not convinced it’s rest we most need
17 October 2014 04:35 PM
You never know for certain when you are going to win a prize, but you know for certain when you aren’t
10 October 2014 05:44 PM
Did he think he could half atone for half a sin? Did he think he might be half forgiven?
03 October 2014 04:47 PM
A reliable and avuncular-looking short man had chosen to get married in Venice – and I was there
12 September 2014 05:15 PM
As the man who brought the twist to Cambridge’s English faculty, I know about dancing. And Strictly trivialises it
Few things are more shameful than death – which may be why so many of us go at a time of our choosing
05 September 2014 05:12 PM
The ultimate ignominy for any living human being is to be reduced to a carcass
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
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Stock up on canned food for stock market crash, warns former Gordon Brown adviser
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn voters most likely to believe 'world is controlled by a secretive elite'
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