• "One of the greats of late 20th- and early 21st-century fiction"

  • "The Chilean is being canonised by critics as the first great writer of this century"

    Financial Times
  • "One of the most respected and influential writers of [his] generation... At once funny and vaguely, pervasively, frightening"

    The Nation
  • "The most important writer to emerge from Latin America since Garcia Marquez"

    San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Bolaño is the brightest literary star in the current Latin American panorama"

    El Pais