• "A brilliant and accomplished writer"

    Annie Proulx
  • "Rich, flamboyant and tragicomic… A grand and glorious Gothic romance"

    Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
  • "A wondrous writer - of rich, irresistibly readable prose. He possesses a deft intelligence and a rare sense of what's truly interesting to tell about life"

    Richard Ford
  • "A literary giant who has god-given talent"

    Will Ferguson
  • "Endearing... Uplifting"

    Times Literary Supplement