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The Finkler Question

The Finkler Question( )
Author: Jacobson, Howard
ISBN:978-1-4088-0910-5
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.99
Book Description:

A staggeringly brilliant new novel from bestselling and award-winning giant of literature Howard Jacobson

Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Friendship
Fiction / Jewish
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.4 x 23.2 x 2.4 cm
Book Weight:0.426 Kilograms
Author Biography
Jacobson, Howard (Author)


Howard Jacobson was born on August 25, 1942 in Manchester, England. He is a Man Booker Prize-winning British author and journalist. He studied English at Downing College, Cambridge under F. R. Leavis. He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to England to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His later teaching posts included a period at Wolverhampton Polytechnic from 1974 to 1980. His time at Wolverhampton was to form the basis of his first novel, Coming from Behind, a campus comedy about a failing polytechnic that plans to merge facilities with a local football club. He also wrote a travel book in 1987, titled In the Land of Oz, which was researched during his time as a visiting academic in Sydney. His fiction, particularly in the six novels he has published since 1998, is characterised chiefly by a discursive and humorous style. His 1999 novel The Mighty Walzer, about a teenage table tennis champion, won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic writing. In October 2010 Jacobson won the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Finkler Question, which was the first comic novel to win the prize since Kingsley Amis's The Old Devils in 1986.

In 2013 he made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title Whole Rethinking the Science of Nutrition which he co-authored with T. Colin Campbell. He will be at the Oz, New Zealand festival of literature and arts program in 2015 in London.

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