Howard Jacobson (‘the Jewish Jane Austen’) Wins Man Booker Prize

“Howard Jacobson’s laugh-out-loud exploration of Jewishness, The Finkler Question, last night became the first unashamedly comic novel to win the Man Booker prize in its 42-year history. … [The book] beat a strong field including a novel that had unexpectedly become odds-on favourite with the bookmakers,” Tom McCarthy’s C.

Source: The Guardian (UK) 10/12/10