• "Burnside is one of the most exciting and talented poets writing today"

  • "John Burnside has become a defining and prolific presence in British poetry"

    John McAuliffe, Irish Times
  • "To be both a poet and a novelist is highly unusual. To write so outstandingly well in both genres is a rarity indeed"

    Melissa McClements, Financial Times
  • "Burnside is renowned for haunting imagery, but it's impeccable musical judgement that binds his lyrics together"

  • "The Hunt in the Forest is his 11th collection and one of his best"

    The Times