Howard Jacobson on his Disdain for Literary Critics, How he let down his Dad, and his Love for Prostitutes with TB: INTERVIEW
Howard Jacobson hates himself for not being a worse man than he is. The once-proclaimed 'English Philip Roth', Booker Prize winner and literary dirty dog - his new novel Zoo Time, revels in its shoe fetishes and lusty ménage a trois fantasies - he still feels he hasn't sunk to the depths he looked excitedly into as a boy.
The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 has been announced. The six novels in with a chance of winning this year's prize
One of fiction's most famous private detectives is being brought back in a new novel by Booker Prize winner John Banville
The Man Booker Prize longlist for 2012 has been announced, and we're already excited. It's great to see some old favourites
Everyone gets nostalgic sometimes. Whether it's because it's raining outside and you can't imagine summer ever coming again, or just because everything seems more difficult now you're no longer five-years-old, it happens to us all. Like the permanent feeling that anything we're not doing is far better than what we are doing, it's part of the human condition.
At first, the two worlds couldn’t seem further apart. On one hand - literary award ceremonies, those buttoned-up affairs
Who said being a writer was a quiet life? Salman Rushdie has been forced to cancel his appearance at Asia’s biggest literary
The shortlist for the inaugural Hatchet Job of the Year awards was announced this week – a prize designed to draw attention
Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has joined the judges for next year's Man Booker Prize. The actor, who plays Matthew Crawley
The Booker process is an adrenalin rush. You embark upon a month of living on trains, in hotel rooms and out of overnight bags. You meet an awful lot of people very quickly. Fortunately, most of them are very nice, as are your fellow listees.