the Finkler wha?

October 12, 2010

it was just announced that Howard Jacobson won the Man Booker for “The Finkler Question.”  the U.S. edition of the title is available just today with no prepub reviews.  apparently Jacobson is often compared to Philip Roth, but some are quick to point out, a Philip Roth with a sense of humor.  “The Finkler Question” was a 9/1 longshot in the betting pool.

our lovely acq department is ordering a handful of copies to get here a.s.a.p.

(via EarlyWord)

posting by marin who knows from circ stats, funny or not, Roth hardly gets any play here

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