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.
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
07 March 2014 06:41 PM
If you’re successful, the middle classes will be queuing up to fit in with you
Howard Jacobson: Lewis Gill may not have meant his punch to kill, but any swing at a man's face is an act of barbarity
28 February 2014 06:34 PM
It's the mirror of our feelings, the register of our fears and sorrows
If you want to alienate someone, use the telephony alphabet. It’s certain to drive you November Uniform Tango Sierra
21 February 2014 04:40 PM
The point of a secret language is to exclude those who don’t speak it
If there are too many people being bumped off in contemporary drama, it’s because writers have forgotten their Shakespeare
14 February 2014 04:37 PM
I don’t always agree with David Hare. But about the body count, we are as one
The sacking of Kevin Pietersen, the last of the great mavericks, has killed off any lingering interest I had in sport
07 February 2014 03:50 PM
Who would you rather have coming in to bat at number four? Mother Teresa?
Those cleaning up Soho say they object to its sleaze. But isn’t that the whole point of the area I call home?
24 January 2014 05:58 PM
Sex itself seems to have given up the ghost and gone home to play on its computer
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
- 1 PlayStation and Xbox hacked by Lizard Squad
- 2 Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
- 3 The Grace Dent Christmas Questionnaire
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh