• "These novels (Out of Ireland and Highways to a War) will surely become Australian classics"

    Robert Gray, The Australian's Review of Books
  • "Robert Devereux is a splendid literary invention. Koch is magnificent in Out of Ireland... he has englarged our understanding of the capabilities of fiction"

    Michael Sharkey, Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
  • "When you have read Out of Ireland you will have joined a circle of friends who lived and loved and struggled 150 years ago, and you will wonder how long it will be before you will read as great and compelling a book again"

    Richard O'Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to Australia
  • "Some of the finest writing in Australian fiction"

    The Australian's Review of Books