Posted on 25/05/2012
Staff and students at Royal Holloway, University of London quizzed Man Booker Prize winning author Howard Jacobson about the secret of becoming a successful author at the final Lunchtime Reading Series of the year.
Jacobson read from The Finkler Question – the novel which won him the Man Booker prize in 2010 – and Kalooki Nights, joking that he should have won the Booker prize for both books.
He chose to read a humorous passage from the The Finkler Question where one of the three main characters is on a date with a young woman – the first date since losing his wife of 60 years – explaining that the novel is a tale of friendship.
After also reading a passage from Kalooki Nights, Jacobson held a question and answer session led by students Prudence Chamberlain and Dimitris Melicertes.
For the full news story following the event, visit the Lunchtime Reading Series website.