• "There was a time in my life when I thought I would have to find a support group for people who loved Cheever as much as I do… I would write out his sentences by hand at times to see what does that feel like to be able to have that felicity of language"

    Elizabeth Strout
  • "Ultimately, it is the stories which make the case for Cheever as a great American writer, one who continues to deserve our attention and admiration"

    Jay McInerney
  • "John Cheever has a voice filled with irony and comedy and pain that, on some level, I’m always seeking to emulate"

    Matthew Weiner, Creator of Mad Men
  • "John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories…is as rich and distinctive as any of the leading voices of postwar American literature"

    Philip Roth
  • "Cheever shows a sublime psychological understanding of all that goes unsaid – whatever’s not mentioned between couples is fully present and felt"

    A M Homes