Howard Jacobson Wins Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question

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By Jason Boog Comments

Author Howard Jacobson (pictured)  has won the Man Booker Prize, taking a prize worth nearly $80,000. Here’s more about his prize winning novel, The Finkler Question: “a scorching story of friendship and loss, exclusion and belonging, and of the wisdom and humanity of maturity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best.”

We posted about Emma Donoghue’s Room yesterday, exploring the strange list of titles on the bookshelf inside the cell where a mother and her 5-year-old son live. We also posted about how Tom McCarthy’s C broke the bank in Booker Prize betting–earning £15,000 of bets in a single day.

Sir Andrew Motion chaired the panel of judges for the Booker Prize. The judges included: Rosie Blau, Deborah Bull, Tom Sutcliffe, and Frances Wilson.