• "Razor-sharp short stories."

    Zadie Smith
  • "Moshfegh is consistently as sparky and gripping as she is inventive… She could become one of the most outstanding US writers of her generation."

    Peter Carty, i
  • "The characters in this collection are an unlovely bunch but make for an irresistible read… She writes terrific, attention-grabbing openings, and impactful last lines that don’t strain for a lapidary effect. Her damaged-girl deadpan snark is second to none, but she inhabits other character types with ease."

    Christopher Taylor, Financial Times
  • "She can really write and has a pitch-black sense of humour."

    Phil Baker, Sunday Times
  • "Moshfegh’s writing is cinematic – vivid, immediate."

    Gwendoline Riley, Times Literary Supplement