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A Week in Literary History

August 25th, 2002

English novelist Howard Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010) is born in Manchester in 1942.

Howard Jacobson, b. August 25, 1942

When the English novelist Howard Jacobson finally won the Man Booker Prize last year for his eleventh work of fiction, The Finkler Question, it was seen as an “it’s about time” moment by the British writing community. His two previous books, Kalooki Nights (2006) and The Act of Love (2008), had been lavishly applauded by critics and fellow writers, as, in fact, had his preceding eight novels, but Jacobson had somehow remained a sort of secret pleasure. No longer.

Suggested Reading Novels Creeping from Behind, 1983. The Very Model of a Man, 1992. No More Mister Nice Guy, 1998. Kalooki Nights, 2006. The Act of Love, 2008. The Finkler Question, 2010. Non-fiction In the Land of Oz, 1987. Roots Schmoots: Journeys Among Jews, 1993. Seriously Funny: From the Ridiculous to the Sublime, 1997.

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