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Jacobson, Prof. Danlocked

Born 7 March 1929; s of Michael Hyman Jacobson and Liebe Jacobson (née Melamed); m 1954, Margaret Dunipace Pye; two s one d; died 12 June 2014

novelist, critic; Professor Emeritus, University College London, since 1994

Education

Kimberley Boys’ High Sch., SA; Univ. of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (BA 1949)

Career

Fellow in Creative Writing, Stanford Univ., Calif, 1956–57; University College London: Reader in English, 1979–86; Prof. of English, 1986–94. Vis. Prof., Syracuse Univ., NY, 1965–66; Visiting Fellow: State Univ. of NY, 1972; Humanities Research Centre, ANU, 1981. Lectures: Ernest Jones Meml, British Inst. of Psycho-Analysis, 1988; Ethel M. Wood, Univ. of London, 1990; Bernard Krikler Meml, Wiener Liby, 1995; Lord Northcliffe, UCL, 2001. FRSL 1974–99, 2007–. Hon. DLitt Witwatersrand, 1997. Llewellyn Rhys Award, Book Trust, 1958; W. Somerset Maugham Award, Soc. of Authors, 1962. Mary Elinore Smith Poetry Prize, Amer. Scholar, 1992

Publications

fiction: The Trap, 1955; A Dance in the Sun, 1956; The Price of Diamonds, 1957; The Evidence of Love, 1960; The Beginners, 1966; The Rape of Tamar, 1970; Inklings: selected stories, 1973; The Wonder-Worker, 1973; The Confessions of Josef Baisz, 1977 (H. H. Wingate Award, Jewish Chronicle, 1979); Her Story, 1987; Hidden in the Heart, 1991; The God-Fearer, 1992; All For Love, 2005; criticism: The Story of the Stories, 1982; Adult Pleasures, 1988; autobiography: Time and Time Again, 1985 (J. R. Ackerley Prize, PEN, 1986); travel: The Electronic Elephant, 1994; memoir: Heshel’s Kingdom, 1998; translation: H. van Woerden, A Mouthful of Glass, 2000; interviews: Ian Hamilton, New Review, 1977; Michael Freeman, PN Review, 1989; Richard Lansdown, Critical Review, 1999; Gareth Cornwall, S African Review of Bks, 1999; Ian Hamilton, London Review of Bks, 1999; Ian Hamilton in Conversation with Dan Jacobson, 2002

Recreations

Tennis, walking, reading, talking

Address

c/o A. M. Heath & Co., 6 Warwick Court, WC1R 5DJ

(020) 7242 2811