HOWARD JACOBSON IT IS!
LOOKING SUAVE and James Bond-like, British novelist, critic and Independent columnist HOWARD JACOBSON after being declared winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his eleventh novel, The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury, August 2010), a tragicomic exploration of British Jewish identity and male friendship. This is Jacobson’s first time on the shortlist. Jacobson, 68, was twice longlisted for the prize—for Kalooki Nights in 2006, and Who’s Sorry Now? in 2002.
After splurging on a handbag for his wife with his prize money, I think Jacobson will still have lots of spare change!