Howard Jacobson (pictured)is named the winner of the 50,000 (pounds) Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Finkler Question, published by Bloomsbury. The London author and columnist has been longlisted twice for the prize, in 2006 for Kalooki Nights and in 2002 for Who's Sorry Now, but has never before been shortlisted. The Finkler Question is a novel about love, loss and male friendship, and explores what it means to be Jewish today. The other shortlisted authors for the award were: Peter Carey – Parrot and Olivier in America; Emma Donoghue – Room; Damon Galgut In a Strange Room; Andrea Levy – The Long Song; Tom McCarthy – C. The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and even publishers….
For more information go to the Book Prize website: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/ and read this article about the prize: