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  • This woman is a profound writer

    Richard Ford
  • Kennedy has now proved that she is one of the few young writers to have found a distinctive voice, one that we could recognise even from a couple of sentences; and that in itself is already a considerable achievement

    Jonathan Coe, Mail on Sunday
  • Powerful, acute and wholly convincing

    Sunday Times
  • Great short stories are rare if not rarer than great poems and the fact that a handful here possess great magical quality is remarkable... A. L. Kennedy is a writer of original and beguiling diction

    Alan Taylor, Scotland on Sunday
  • Funny, deadpan, angry, tender and despairing


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