Booker first received a humorous work

Britain's prestigious Booker literary prize for the best book in 2010 was Howard Jacobson for the satirical novel "The Finkler problem."

Jacobson received a check for 50,000 pounds (about 75,000 dollars) at a ceremony held in London.

Jury chairman Sir Andrew Movshan called the book a 68-year-old writer, "is very funny, but also very clever, very sad and very subtle."

At the heart of the novel — the theme of Jewish identity in contemporary British society. The book is about the relationship dissimilar school friends, two of whom — the Jews, and the third wants to be, was the first openly humorous works, which in the history of the Booker Prize.

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