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Howard Jacobson is winner of the Man Booker Prize

Howard Jacobson
Jacobson poses with his book "The Finkler Question" in London. (Reuters)

Howard Jacobson's comedy about anti-Semitism, "The Finkler Question," won the $79,000 Man Booker Prize in London Tuesday, beating "Parrot & Olivier in America," by two-time winner Peter Carey and Emma Donoghue's popular "Room." Jacobson, 68, who remains far better known in his native England than in this country, has been a prolific writer of comic novels, mostly about Jews and Jewish identity, since 1983. Several have landed on the Booker long list.

Read Ron Charles's full review of "The Finkler Question."

By Mike McPhate  | October 12, 2010; 5:00 PM ET
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The Omnivore has pored over newspapers and literary journals to bring you all the reviews for the shortlisted books ... including the reviews for thw winner: Howard Jacobson's The Finkler Question.

Read our roundups here:

Posted by: TheOmnivore | October 13, 2010 5:13 AM | Report abuse

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