Kurt Andersen goes up, up and away with Superman and finds out why "The Man of Steel" remains as popular and elusive as ever.
Novelist Howard Jacobson stopped by the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about his Man Booker Prize-winning book, The Finkler Question. He shared a few of his favorite things with us.
Howard Jacobson talks about his novel, The Finkler Question, winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize, about the long friendship between a BBC producer, Jewish philosopher, and their former teacher. It’s a tale of friendship and loss, exclusion and belonging, and the wisdom and humanity of maturity, and an examination of what it means to be Jewish.
Kurt Andersen talks to Howard Jacobson about his new darkly comic novel Kalooki Nights. Jacobson, also a columnist for the London daily The Independent, says the novel is not unlike his own childhood, growing up Jewish in a postwar British suburb.