• "The master craftsman of the modern American short story"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "One of America's most original, truest voices"

    Salman Rushdie
  • "One of the most celebrated American short-story writers of the 20th century"

    New York Times
  • "A remarkable collection"

    New York Review of Books
  • "I remember being floored by the first Raymond Carver collection I read: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love"

    David Sedaris, New York Times