• "One of the most soulful writers in America, and a national treasure"

    George Saunders
  • "A poet of the short story, Stuart Dybek is a strange and exceptional talent… Impressive."

    Phil Baker, Sunday Times
  • "[Dybek’s stories] are strikingly with-it, distinctly 21st century in their shape and method… Dybek has also always stirred understated, powerfully realized and ravishingly beautiful images almost casually into his work."

    Kate Clanchy, Guardian
  • "[The Start of Something is] worth leaping on."

    Hephzibah Anderson, Observer
  • "A great deal of the art of the short story is to do with exits and entrances… [Dybek] has a knack for getting both things right… Dybek is – and this he certainly has in common with Ishiguro – a writer doing completely his own thing."

    Sam Leith, Financial Times