Shylock is My Name
Chair: Alex Clark
Written with Howard Jacobson’s customary originality, energy and wit, Shylock is My Name is the Man Booker Prize-winner’s profound and provocative re-telling of The Merchant of Venice in a contemporary setting. Howard Jacobson talks to the Guardian’s Alex Clark about his interpretation of Shylock’s story, asking what it means to be a father, a Jew and a merciful human being in the modern world. We are delighted that the award-winning theatre director, Polly Findlay, is joining Howard Jacobson and Alex Clark in this event.
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.
Polly Findlay was the joint winner (with Derren Brown) of the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment for DERREN BROWN: SVENGALI. She won the JMK Award for Young Directors in 2007, and was awarded the 2006/7 Bulldog Princeps Bursary at the NT Studio.Alex Clark
Alex Clark is a literary journalist and broadcaster who writes for The Guardian and The Observer. She makes regular appearances on BBC Radio 4, chairs numerous literary events and is an experienced judge of literary awards.