• "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"