• "A magnificent collection: striking, moving, and deeply thought-provoking"

    Financial Times
  • "Seiffert is a writer of great delicacy and toughness...good story begetting good story after good story"

  • "It is extraordinary to experience these fictions... Not even the achievement of The Dark Room, its maturity and courage, will quite prepare the reader for the subtle art at work throughout these stories"

    Irish Times
  • "Vivid, just and heartfelt"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "'The Crossing' has all the leanness of Hemingway's short fiction... In Seiffert's hands, the tale becomes a tense parable set at the dangerous intersection of trust, desperation and xenophobia"

    New York Times Book Review