Howard Jacobson stuns the literary world with his 2010 Man Booker win
Howard Jacobson, the London author who was twice longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, pulled off a stunning literary coup by capturing the prestigious award for The Finkler Question (on order). He beat out the heavily favored Tom McCarthy, who wrote C.
The Finkler Question looks at Judaism today through the eyes of three men without women who find safety in their friendship as they try to figure out course-corrections. Jacobson fans, who loved his humor and gorgeous writing in such novels as last year's The Act of Love and the longlisted Kalooki Nights (2006), will not be disappointed.
Jacboson received his £50,000 check last night at an awards dinner at London's Guildhall which was broadcast by the BBC.