Each week Reaction Weekend brings you Favourite Things – interviews with interesting people about the skills, hobbies, pleasures and past times that make them who they are.

Howard Jacobson is a novelist, broadcaster and university lecturer. He has written over twenty works of fiction and non-fiction and wrote a column for the Independent for nearly twenty years. In 2010 his novel The Finkler Question won the Man Booker Prize. Several of his works have also been shortlisted for the prize.

These are a few of Howard Jacobson’s favourite things.