• "A master storyteller"

    John Carey
  • "A novelist of dazzling mastery"

    Paul Binding, Independent
  • "One of the world's greatest living writers"

    Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • "He has been compared to Gogol, Kafka and Orwell. But Kadare's is an original voice, universal yet deeply rooted in his owl soil"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Kadare's fiction evades ideologies, escaping into richer realms of the past, of myth, folklore and dystopian fantasy"