• Few writers give me such consistent pleasure

    Zadie Smith
  • She has such great psychological insights into human beings, which is rare. She is one of the best fiction writers writing today

    Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
  • The stories collected in Married Love tend to announced themselves with a crash ... before resolving into quieter reflections, like musical overtures in which strings follow brass. Whether it is in examining the mellowing of a marriage in the title piece, or recounting the progress of a one night stand ("In the Cave"), Hadley writes of ordinary lives with a gracefulness unequalled among her peers

    Independent on Sunday
  • Occasionally – very occasionally – a book feels like a gift, something unexpected, exhilarating, life-enhancing. Tessa Hadley’s second collection of short stories is such a book

    The Times
  • One of the most subtle and sublime contemporary writers


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