Howard Jacobson Mother's Boy - a writer's memoir

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Crowne Plaza Hotel

The Booker-Prize winner reveals how he became a writer and explores belonging and not-belonging, being an insider and outsider, both English and Jewish. Jacobson was forty when his first novel was published. In Mother's Boy he traces the life that brought him from 1940s working class Manchester to studying at Cambridge and teaching English in football stadiums.With his trademark humour and infused with bittersweet memories of his parents, this is the story of a writer's beginnings - as well as the twists and turns that life takes - and of learning to understand who you are before you can become the writer you were meant to be.

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