• Richard Yates is a writer of commanding gifts: an astonishing skill and robust intelligence. His prose is urbane yet sensitive, with passion and irony held deftly in balance.

    Saturday Review
  • Richard Yates stands today as America's finest realistic novelist

    The Boston Globe
  • Yates is a realist par excellence. Read and weep

    Kate Atkinson
  • The most perceptive author of the twentieth century...A magnificent writer

    The Times
  • One of the greatest American novelists of the twentieth century

    Sunday Telegraph

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