Howard Jacobson is a writer of both non-fiction and novels, and a journalist, with a regular column in The Independent. he has described himself as "a Jewish Jane Austen," and is often described as "A British Phillip Roth" by others. Howard's novels include Coming From Behind, No More Mister Nice Guy and The Mighty Walzer. His most recent novel is Kalooki Nights, which he described as "the most Jewish novel that has ever been written by anybody, anywhere." Two of Howard's non-fiction books, Roots Schmoots and Seriously Funny, have been made into television series.