The Man Booker prize winner was just announced at a dinner in London. The winner is Howard Jacobson for The Finkler Question, just published today in the U.S.

On All Things Considered last night, David Sax (author of Save the Deli) explained why he thought it should win. It was also reviewed by Library Journal last week.

Jacobson, often called the “British Philip Roth,” was recently quoted in The Jewish Week (“Can Howard Jacobson Play In America?“), saying this comparison no longer makes sense, “Roth has essentially stopped being funny…He is perfectly within his rights to have stopped being funny … but [life’s] never too serious to laugh.”

The Guardian published an excellent profile of Jacobson this summer.

The great news for libraries? It’s in trade paperback.

The Finkler Question
Howard Jacobson
Retail Price: $15.00
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA – (2010-10-12)
ISBN / EAN: 1608196119 / 9781608196111

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