Howard Jacobson

Whilst the rest of us reeled following the election of Donald Trump, Howard Jacobson found himself in a ‘fury of disbelief.’ Abandoning the novel he was working on, he channelled his fury into writing Pussy – a provocatively entertaining, savagely funny satire on Trump.  Pussy is a twisted fairytale charting the rise to power of a presumptuous, egotistic prince brought up on a diet of casinos and reality TV. Remind you anyone? Join Howard Jacobson, Britain’s greatest comic novelist and winner of the Man Booker prize, for some facetious fun.

In conversation with Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities

Howard Jacobson has written fourteen novels and five works of non-fiction. He won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award 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 his most recent novel, J.

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