• "This woman is a profound writer."

    Richard Ford
  • "Kennedy is as disconcertingly accurate at tenderness as at wildness... A passionate writer, on the edge and at risk."

    New York Times Book Review
  • "Kennedy writes with flaying precision about the things we won't often admit to ourselves, let alone speak aloud."

    Daily Mail
  • "A virtuoso of prose. Her phrasing is fine-tuned and supple to the highest degree: intuitive and subtle about the multifarious sensations of being alive."

    London Review of Books
  • "One of the most brilliant writers of her generation."

    Sunday Telegraph