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.
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
17 January 2014 05:22 PM
Art isn’t life, whereas soap opera always somehow feels as though it is
10 January 2014 04:47 PM
In all my table-tennis triumphs while studying at Cambridge, I never felt the need to touch my right shoulder in tribute to F R Leavis
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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- 3 Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
- 4 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 5 Bad Jews poster 'censored' on London Tube