Howard Jacobson in conversation with Peter Florence
The seriously funny writer, our greatest British Jewish novelist, spoke to Peter Florence about literature, comedy, Jewishness and much more. The conversation was witty, thought provoking and a fitting finale to JBW 07.
Born in Manchester, Howard Jacobson is the author of Coming from Behind, No More Mister Nice Guy, The Mighty Walzer, Who's Sorry Now, The Making of Henry and most recently and to enthusiastic acclaim Kalooki Nights. He has written two non-fiction books Roots Schmoots: Journeys among Jews, an exploration of his own Jewish roots, and Seriously Funny: From the Ridiculous to the Sublime, an analysis of comedy and its function.
Peter Florence is the director of the Hay Festival.
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