The Dog's Last Walk
A second collection of Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson's acclaimed journalism
Jacobson is one of the great sentence-builders of our time. I feel I have to raise my game, even just to praise ... In short, he is one of the great guardians of language and culture - all of it. Long may he flourish -- Nicholas Lezard Guardian [An] acutely observed collection of occasional pieces that pick at absurdist life and reveal him to be a quiz, a cultural critic gifted with precise comic timing The Times Yes, Jacobson is an entertainer ... And he does indeed entertain, but in a way that stimulates rather than simply amuses Sunday Telegraph
An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, brought up in Prestwich and was educated at Stand Grammar School in Whitefield, and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied under F. R. Leavis. He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His novels include The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize) the highly acclaimed The Act of Love and the 2010 Man Booker Prize-winning The Finkler Question. Howard Jacobson lives in London.