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.
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
15 March 2013 05:41 PM
The best summings up by the best judges are exemplary - this one fell woefully short
08 March 2013 04:21 PM
Where's divine justice when you need it? That red card should have been struck by a thunderbolt and burnt to cinders as Cüneyt Çakir waved it officiously
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