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.
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
12 April 2013 04:18 PM
Today it’s the banker to whom we capitulate, on pain of his taking his talents somewhere else
05 April 2013 05:56 PM
It's beginning to look like a horrible nature fires the creative spark
29 March 2013 04:34 PM
We are told we must protect an advocate of violence from torture in his birth country
22 March 2013 04:50 PM
This is a technology for which we have no use commensurate to its sophistication
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Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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