Howard Jacobson, novelist and critic, was born in Manchester and lectured in English Literature until the publication of his first novel Coming from Behind in 1983. He has written fifteen novels and five works of non-fiction. He won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse award for Comic Writing in 2000 for The Mighty Walzer and then again in 2013 for Zoo Time. In 2010 he won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question and was also shortlisted for the prize in 2014 for J. From 1988 until its closure in 2016 he wote a weekly column for The Independent. The Dog’s Last Walk, A second collection of those columns, has just been published. His latest novel, Pussy, is a satire not only the current leader of the Free World but on the culture that created him. He is Visiting Professor at the New College of Humanities.
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