Howard Jacobson’s clever and entertaining retelling of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ furthers his reputation as one of the finest Jewish writers working today
In the first of a five-part series on growing anti-Semitism in the U.K., Howard Jacobson, the literary voice of British Jewry
New novels answer Irving Howe’s question: Can we accept aesthetic pleasure in a book about the Shoah?
Former winner Howard Jacobson also in the running for literary award
Is Jewish rebellion really a form of submission? Two new novels and one political critic examine apostasy.
Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press
The Tattler: TV chef Nigella Lawson, tabloid fodder after a public dust-up with art-mogul ad-man hubby Charles Saatchi, is not alone
An excerpt from the original Tablet Kindle Single ‘The Swag Man,’ by the Man Booker Prize-winner, available from Amazon.com today
If there were such a thing as a perfect Jewish joke, it might just be ‘Dayenu,’ the Passover punch line that is never enough
Plus Matisyahu goes blonde, the new ‘New Republic,’ and more
Syrian poet Adonis favored; Roth at 25:1
‘Far to Go’ tells of Czech Jews in the 1930s
Plus, a dispatch from the flotilla, the properly sized bagel, and more
Plus, Winehouse’s life imitates her art, and more
In The Mighty Walzer, Howard Jacobson serves up not just the greatest ping-pong novel ever written but a rollicking portrait of mid-century Jewish Manchester
An evening with Howard Jacobson
How does this game possibly make any sense?
Plus Howard Jacobson’s must-read on Hanukkah, and more in the news
Intellectual skywriting with James Wood, Harold Bloom, and more!
The ‘Times’ literally catches up with Howard Jacobson
Novelist defeats favorites McCarthy, Carey
Roth day, Beck-ian scholarship, and more
Singing of a land long gone, and more
Howard Jacobson is the underdog but our favorite
The Man Booker Prize winner profiles hardbat ping-pong champ Marty Reisman, who never lost his taste for winning
Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson talks about English anti-Semitism, ping-pong, and the seriousness of Jewish jokes
Doctorow and Oz have a chance; Jacobson remains underdog
All about Stuxnet, and more
In The Finkler Question, Howard Jacobson sees Jewish shame and non-Jewish philo-Semitism as two sides of one coin
Plus the politics of Israeli daylight savings time, and more