• "Of all contemporary writers, Simpson has the most honest, the most authentic voice"

    The Times
  • "Her stories can be read quickly, knocked back in a single, grateful gulp like an aperitif, or savoured with a slow, cool intoxication... She is Katherine Mansfield's natural successor"

  • "Biting wit...has me laughing aloud"

    Pat Barker
  • "Simpson's wit defies formulaic feminism or, indeed, any other -ism... Very, very funny"

    Evening Standard
  • "Full of good jokes, wonderfully alert to irony and the possibilities of language"

    Jonathan Coe