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Howard Jacobson’s Christmas

last sunday morning (20th december), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
christmas, by howard jacobson (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson recalls the healthy mongrel mix of traditions in his Jewish family’s festivities at Christmas.
‘Let’s rejoice in the eclecticism, I say, and find in the varieties of ways people choose to mark or miss the point of Christmas the universal love that is its message’.”


Shylock’s Ghost

tomorrow evening (tuesday 27th), 10.35-11.45pm, on bbc 1
shylock’s ghost (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine … series)

Alan Yentob travels to the ghetto in Venice with award-winning novelist Howard Jacobson as he embarks on a retelling of Shakespeare’s most performed play, The Merchant of Venice. Through a series of lively – often fiery – interviews, they examine the charge of anti-Semitism against Shakespeare, whose character Shylock remains one of the most odious and divisive fictional Jews in history.
How did the moneylender from Venice become such a useful propaganda tool in Nazi Germany? And how much of a liberty will Jacobson be taking when he uproots the action to modern-day Alderley Edge, and audaciously reinterprets the infamous ‘pound of flesh’?
Interviewees include • Antony SherAnthony Julius and • Stephen Greenblatt.”


Howard Jacobson: J

last wednesday evening (24thseptember), 10.00-10.26pm,on bbc radio 3
howard jacobson’ s latest novel: J (in the free thinking series)

“Philip Dodd talks to Howard Jacobson about his dystopian new novel J which has been shortlisted for the Man Booker.”


Free thinking: Howard Jacobson

tomorrow evening (wednesday 24th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
howard jacobson, francis fukuyama (in the free thinking series) (more…)

Front row: Howard Jacobson

this evening (monday 18th), 7.15-7.45pm, on bbc radio 4
front row

John Wilson talks to Man Booker prize winner Howard Jacobson about his new novel, J, set in a dystopian future where the past is a dangerous country.”


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