• "The most influential and admired novelist of his generation in the Spanish-speaking world"

    Susan Sontag
  • "One of the greatest and most influential modern writers"

    James Wood
  • "Invested with a rare belief in literature's importance, his enigmatic stories encompass deep feeling and extreme violence"

  • "Strenth, humour and brilliancecharacterise the work of Roberto Bolano...[and] the absolute masterpieces that are Distant Star and By Night in Chile"

    Jorge Volpi
  • "Bolano's language, alert and always graceful, his way of constructing narratives that are simultaneously disconcerting, brilliant and infinitely immediate, is a form of resisting evil, adversity and mediocrity"

    Le Monde