Howard Jacobson on Live a Little

Booker Prize-winning author Howard Jacobson joins Georgina Godwin to discuss 'Live a Little'.

The Inkpot, Cheltenham

Friday 4th October, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

  • Book signing
  • In Conversation
  • Reading


About the Event

Live a Little is his tender and witty new novel about finding love at the end of your life and examining whether it’s ever too late to change course.

Venue Information

The Inkpot
Imperial Square
GL50 1QB
United Kingdom

About the Book

Live a Little
Live a Little

Howard Jacobson

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Publication date:4 Jul 2019


3.85 out of 5
12 reviews
"...there is writing to relish on every page"
The Daily Telegraph
"Love and humour are found at the end of the road for a pair of elderly protagonists"
Financial Times
"This bitterly funny observation of the terror and humiliations of falling in love in old age shows Jacobson on fine form"
The Guardian
"penned with his trademark verbose flourishes"
The Independent
"A life-affirming tale of late-flowering love finds the writer back on fine form"
The Sunday Times
"a scenario ripe for the ribald mishearing comedy Jacobson favours"
Daily Mail
"The prose is witty and razor sharp"
Literary Review
"[a] bold, funny novel"
The Spectator
"The first half of the novel zips along irreverently"
Evening Standard
"a tender, irreverent and extremely funny novel"
Irish Times

A wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life, by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question. Told with Jacobson's trademark wit and style, Live a Little is in equal parts funny, irreverent and tender - a novel to make you consider all the paths not taken, and whether you could still change course.