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.
27 December 2013 05:02 PM
In fairness to Snowden, the Queen has been giving Christmas messages for a long time
20 December 2013 05:38 PM
Doing without even when one doesn’t have to is a good principle to learn
13 December 2013 04:54 PM
The moment we forget our buffoonery, we invite the gods to slap us down
Why have I started lecturing people in the streets? Maybe because I consider it a form of public service
06 December 2013 06:27 PM
Favoured topics are matters of practical morality, dress sense, litter – that sort of thing
29 November 2013 06:12 PM
You'll need a ripe vocabulary, an ear for cadence - and respect for your opponent
22 November 2013 04:47 PM
The first pleasure of bodily love isn’t penetration - it's disobedience
01 November 2013 06:42 PM
Is he clever or does he just use words we don’t expect him to use?
25 October 2013 06:12 PM
What's the difference between a hip barista and an ordinary one? I know the secret
18 October 2013 05:53 PM
Nothing fires the imagination like railways
11 October 2013 05:24 PM
The less nosing around in your body you allow the better you are likely to be for it
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