Festival 2022 Saturday 26 February - Sunday 06 March | Tickets now on sale

Howard Jacobson Talks With Melvyn Bragg

Howard Jacobson

Chair: Melvyn Bragg

27/02/2022 4:15 pm
Kings Place, Hall 1

Ticket Price : £18.50

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In Memory of Dr David Cohen CBE

As Jewish Book Week celebrates its 70th anniversary one of the festival’s favourite speakers marks a milestone of his own as he turns 80 this summer. In Mother’s Boy, Howard Jacobson explores belonging and not-belonging, being an insider and an outsider, both English and Jewish. Full of his trademark humour, this much-anticipated memoir also reveals how the Booker-winner became a writer. He will  discuss his childhood and career to date with author, broadcaster and parliamentarian Melvyn Bragg.

Click here to buy a copy of Mother’s Boy by Howard Jacobson

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.

Melvyn Bragg


Melvyn Bragg is an award winning writer and broadcaster. He is the editor of The South Bank Show and presenter of the BBC’s acclaimed discussion programme, In Our Time.