The Finkler question gets Man Booker

The Finkler question” written by Howard Jacobson, published by Bloomsbury, has won this year’s Man Booker Prize.

News from Man Booker website praises “The Finkler Question is a novel about love, loss and male friendship, and explores what it means to be Jewish today.”

Said to have ‘some of the wittiest, most poignant and sharply intelligent comic prose in the English language’, The Finkler Question has been described as ‘wonderful’ and ‘richly satisfying’ and as a novel of ‘full of wit, warmth, intelligence, human feeling and understanding’ ”

I’ve been reading it and really enjoying it. It’s funny and also very much thought provoking. You can reserve a copy online at Parramatta City Libraries.

Also shortlisted for Man Booker are

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey (Faber and Faber) 

Room by Emma Donoghue (Picador – Pan Macmillan) 

In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut (Atlantic Books – Grove Atlantic) 

The Long Song by Andrea Levy (Headline Review – Headline Publishing Group) 

 by Tom McCarthy (Jonathan Cape – Random House)