• "From Germany to Germany contains delightful insights into the process of crafting a novel…the most compelling and enduring evaluation of the complexities of reunification is likely to have come from the pen of Günter Grass the novelist"

    Harry de Quetteville, Daily Telegraph
  • "Though Grass spent much of the year engaged in political argument – with others and with himself – there is much else in the book. It is first the record of a man possessed of extraordinary energy, both physical and mental…One cannot but admire his zest for life"

    Allan Massie, Scotsman
  • "From Germany to Germany is as earthy and real as The Tin Drum"

    Carole Angier, Literary Review
  • "This diary does capture a great moment in time"

    Alastair Mabbott, Herald