• "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