• "Phillips's writing is distinctive, audacious and powerful"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A brilliant writer, utterly original and with an astonishing range"

    Ian McEwan
  • "Jayne Anne Phillips combines extraordinary perception with extraordinary versatility and power"

    Margaret Atwood
  • "No number of books read or films seen can deaden one to the intimate act of art by which this wonderful young writer has penetrated the definitive experience of her generation"

    Nadine Gordimer
  • "Delicate compassion and hard-edged honesty... MotherKind is further proof of an extraordinary ability to reflect the texture of real life"

    Washington Post Book World