Past Events

Past EventsThursday, March 10

Passions: Jews

Howard Jacobson

Described as Britain’s “funniest living writer”, Howard Jacobson explored his passion for Jews and Jewishness in his latest novel, The Making of Henry (2004). Here he wondered about the nature of this passion for Jews as characters in life and literature, and spoke about the process of “arguing with myself in the matter of how Jewishly I should write”.

Howard Jacobson is the author of seven novels and four works of non-fiction. The Mighty Walzer (1999) won the Everyman Wodehouse Award for comic writing. Who’s Sorry Now? (2002) was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

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