Howard Jacobson


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in Manchester, England, The United Kingdom
August 25, 1942

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Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, England, and educated at Cambridge. His many novels include The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Who’s Sorry Now? and Kalooki Nights (both longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), and, most recently, The Act of Love. Jacobson is also a respected critic and broadcaster, and writes a weekly column for the Independent. He lives in London.

Profile of Howard Jacobson in The New York Times.

“The book's appeal to Jewish readers is obvious, but like all great Jewish art — the paintings of Marc Chagall, the books of Saul Bellow, the films of Woody Allen — it is Jacobson's use of the Jewish experience to explain the greater human one that sets it apart. Who among us is so certain of
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Average rating: 3.18 · 29,054 ratings · 4,208 reviews · 62 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Finkler Question

2.78 avg rating — 13,208 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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2.92 avg rating — 3,176 ratings — published 2014 — 28 editions
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Shylock Is My Name

3.17 avg rating — 1,620 ratings — published 2016
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Zoo Time

2.91 avg rating — 706 ratings — published 2012 — 23 editions
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Kalooki Nights

3.41 avg rating — 518 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
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The Mighty Walzer

3.44 avg rating — 376 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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Pussy

3.18 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 2017 — 11 editions
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The Act of Love

3.35 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 2008 — 20 editions
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Whatever It Is, I Don’t Lik...

3.58 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Coming From Behind

3.42 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 1984 — 11 editions
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“How do you go on knowing that you will never again - not ever, ever - see the person you have loved? How do you survive a single hour, a single minute, a single second of that knowledge? How do you hold yourself together?”
Howard Jacobson, The Finkler Question

“So many unhappy women out there. Such a sea of female misery.”
Howard Jacobson, The Finkler Question
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“Hephzibah normally left the dishes until the next day. Piled up in the sink so that it was near impossible to fill a kettle. And what the sink wouldn't take would stay on the kitchen table. Treslove liked that about her. She didn't believe they had to clean up after every excess. There wasn't a price to pay for pleasure.”
Howard Jacobson, The Finkler Question

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