(2/3/88). HOWARD JACOBSON'S NARRATIVE IS ALWAYS THE EXUBERANCE, THE EXENTRICITY, THE INTEMPERATE VARIETY OF AUSTRALIA. WHETHER HE SUCCEEDED IN FAMILIARISING THE NATIVES WITH THE BRITISH TEMPERAMENT AND CHARACTER IS ANOTHER.
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An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, brought up in Prestwich and was educated at Stand Grammar School in Whitefield, and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied under F. R. Leavis. He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His novels include The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize) the highly acclaimed The Act of Love and, most recently, the Man Booker Prize 2010-winning The Finkler Question. Howard Jacobson lives in London.Review:
'The most successful attempt I know to grip the great dreaming Australian enigma by the throat and make it gargle' Evening Standard 'A wildly funny account of his travels; abounding in sharp characterization, crunching dialogue and self-parody, it actually is a book which makes you laugh out loud on almost every page ... A sharp, skilful and brilliantly funny book' Literary Review 'A marvellous read ... he is a comic explorer in the grandest mould' Financial Times 'Entertaining ... this is a book about exotic Australia - the fringes, the deserts, the opal mines, the Aborigines, and the North Queensland rednecks' Guardian
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