He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His books include The Mighty Walzer (1999), winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; Kalooki Nights (2006), longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and The Finkler Question (2010), winner of the Man Booker Prize. His most recent, J, was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014.
Howard Jacobson is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Born in Manchester in 1942 he was brought up in Prestwich and educated at Stand Grammar School in Whitefield, and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied under F R Leavis.