Authors' Lives: Howard Jacobson in conversation with Alex Clark

Howard Jacobson

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Howard Jacobson talks about his life and writing career, and making a recording for Authors' Lives

Howard Jacobson, award-winning writer, columnist and broadcaster, published his first novel, Coming From Behind, in 1983. He is the author of 12 further works, among them The Mighty Walzer, Kalooki Nights, The Act of Love and the Man Booker Prize-winning The Finkler Question. His most recent novel, J, has been hailed as the dystopian British novel of our times.

In 2009 Howard Jacobson was approached by the oral history charity National Life Stories to contribute to its Authors’ Lives archive. Bringing together in-depth life-story recordings with the nation’s leading contemporary writers, Authors’ Lives is an archive unlike any other, containing biographical interviews of unrivalled scope and depth. This vast body of material will be made available to listeners today and in perpetuity through the British Library’s Sound Archive.

Howard Jacobson's contribution is closed until his death, but at this event he will talk about his life and writing career, making his recording, and the publication of his most recent novel, J.

National Life Stories is an independent charitable trust within the British Library whose expertise is oral history fieldwork: see

Authors’ Lives acknowledges the support of the Friends of the British Library


Name: Authors' Lives: Howard Jacobson in conversation with Alex Clark
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