• "Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made last"

  • "Alice Munro's stories, Friend of My Youth, are wonderful: intricate, deep, full of absorbing and funny detail, and opening into painful and tender memories with cunningly concealed skill "

    Independent on Sunday
  • "She is our Chekhov, and is going to outlast most of her contemporaries"

    Cynthia Ozick
  • "Brilliant at evoking life's diversity and unrivalled chronicler of human nature under a vast span of aspects, moods and pressures"

    Sunday Times
  • "The particular brilliance of Alice Munro is that in range and depth her short stories are almost novels"

    Daily Telegraph