Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A Brief Chat With Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson is the Booker Prize winning author of The Finkler Question. He was in town for the 2011 Sydney Writers' Festival.

What was the last book you read and what are you currently reading?
Karoo by Steve Tesich (wonderful - underrated black comedy).

Which book from your bookshelf at home is your most treasured and why?
Dickens' Great Expectations, annotated by me.

How would you best describe your latest novel, The Finkler Question?
A hilarious tragedy.

How has winning the Booker Prize impacted your life?
Changed it.

What are you working on next?
New hilarious tragedy. Plus edition of my Independent columns, Whatever It Is, I Don't Like It.
Autographed copies of The Finkler Question are available from Shearer's Bookshop.

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