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Man Booker prize author a hit in final Lunchtime Reading Series of the year

Posted on 25/05/2012
Howard Jacobson signing copies of his book

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.


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