The Finkler Question

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Man Booker Winners Become Reading Groups Picks

2011 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008, aims to reward the best novel of the year writteMan Booker Prizen by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.

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Man Booker Prize Part Six: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

Man Booker Prize Part Six
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson


The Finkler Question'He should have seen it coming. His life had been one mishap after another. So he should have been prepared for this one…’ Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio producer, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they’ve never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick, a Czech always more concerned with the wider world than with exam results.

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