Revered British author HOWARD JACOBSON has been named the winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize.
The writer's comedy The Finkler Question was named the book of the year on Tuesday night (12Oct10) in London.
Jacobson beat out five other writers for the top literary prize.
He was a surprise winner - Tom MCCarthy was the clear favourite to land this year's Booker with his novel C.