Howard Jacobson

Although Howard Jacobson’s latest novel is vastly unlike his previous comic works, it just may be his masterpiece

A relentlessly hostile critic of Israel, Oxfam are destroying the second-hand book trade in the UK

That Howard Jacobson and V. S. Naipaul are non-members of the London literary establishment does them credit

Howard Jacobson could only have produced his attack on anti-Zionism in The Finkler Question as a book. I don’t mean that as a novelist he was highly unlikely to write it as anything else, but that the book trade provides the last, best refuge for original and uncomfortable debates in Britain.

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

The British and Israeli novelists Howard Jacobson and A.B. Yehoshua discuss the new wave of anti-Jewish rhetoric with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson