• "The scenery is wonderfully described by the author… There is an interesting spiritual symmetry between the decline in fate of Voss and the circumstances in which Laura finds herself"

  • "One of the greatest magicians of fiction ... White's scope is vast and his invention endless"

  • "Patrick White is, in the finest sense, a world novelist. His themes are catholic and complex and he pursues them with a single-minded energy and vision"

  • "Australia's greatest novelist"

    Geoffrey Rush
  • "The outstanding figure in Australian fiction"

    New York Times