• "Riveting"

    Sunday Times
  • "Roth brings out something adamantine and irreducible about each of his interlocutors... Rings with what his readers will recognise as Rothian intelligence"

    New York Times
  • "The questions are serious, respectful and intelligent, and the interviewees respond in kind"

    Times Literary Supplement
  • "Roth manages to tease from his subjects the convictions that fuel their work and the vulnerabilities that make them human... Yet another example of [his] clarity of purpose and singular intelligence"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "Fascinating glimpses of some of the deans of postwar literature [and] a working diagram of the very engine that makes Roth run"

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

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