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Howard Jacobson in conversation with Peter Florence

Howard Jacobson

04/03/2007 3:30 pm
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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.

In association with The Independent

Howard Jacobson


Howard Jacobson is a multi-award-winning writer of 13 novels and five works of non-fiction, as well as a regular contributor to major newspapers and journals, including a regular column for The Independent. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question.

Peter Florence

Peter Florence is co-founder and director of Hay Festival, which has been coined “the Woodstock of the mind” by Bill Clinton. He and his team now direct cultural festivals worldwide.