• "A lifetime's achievement in more than one sense"

    Sunday Times
  • "Startling in their simple perfection"

    Sunday Tribune
  • "Provokingly singular and rare, an island of richness"

  • "Beautifully crafted stories: elegiac, honest, proud, and both eloquent and taciturn, like their subjects...a wonderfully talented writer"

    Margaret Atwood
  • "Rarely does a great writer offer himself to us with an oeuvre so complete"

    New York Times Book Review