Reviews

  • "Malouf dares a style in which a metaphor clinches a whole personality, while the common act of looking at the light and plants of Australia produces plainly spiritual transformations."

    Francis Spufford, The Guardian (London)
  • "Remembering Babylon is another rare chance to read a work by one of the few contemporary novelists who examines our constantly battered humanity and again and again brings out its lingering beauty"

    Terry Goldie, The Globe and Mail (Canada)
  • "There are passages of aching beauty in Remembering Babylon, and passages of shocking degradation. Mr. Malouf has written a wonderfully wise and moving novel, a novel that turns the history and mythic past of Australia into a dazzling fable of human hope and imperfection"

    New York Times
  • "A dazzling novel...The story has moments of such high intensity that they remain scorched in memory. As the story moves forward to its conclusion, we go unwillingly with it, not wanting this book, with the wisdom it contains, to stop speaking to us."

    The Toronto Star
  • "The novel is beautifully written. Malouf's Queensland shimmers."

    Susan Geason, The Sun Herald (Sydney, Austrailia)