Award-winning 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. He writes for The Independent's Indy Voices.
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
04 October 2013 05:25 PM
In overvaluing work that is not ‘antic’ we are implicity devaluing the work that was
27 September 2013 06:06 PM
In these mass killings, it is the deaths of lovers that grieve me most
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 2 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train