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Friday, 07th August, 2020

Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson has written 16 novels and six works of nonfiction. He won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing in 2000 for The Mighty Walzer and 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. His latest novel, Live a Little, has been described by the Guardian as ‘wonderful’ and by The Sunday Times as ‘joyous’.

Session

Live a Little

Howard Jacobson in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury

An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson’s novels include 'The Mighty Walzer', winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, 'Kalooki Nights', longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the highly acclaimed 'The Act of Love' and the Man Booker Prize 2010-winning 'The Finkler Question'.

Here, in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury, he talks about his life in writing and his latest novel, 'Live a Little', a wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life. Told with Jacobson’s trademark wit and style, it is in equal parts funny, irreverent and tender – a novel to make you consider all the paths not taken and whether you could still change course.