Reviews

  • She's a genius . . . It's bliss

    Dolly Alderton
  • Sexy and hilarious . . . There is no moment in Grand Union when we are not entertained,or doubt that we are in the company of one of our best contemporary writers.

    Guardian
  • Smart and bewitching, the modern world is refracted in ways that are both playful and rigorous, formally experimental and socially aware... Smith exercises her range without losing her wry, slightly cynical humour. Readers of all tastes will find something memorable in this collection

    Publisher's Weekly
  • She's already one of our best novelists and essayists, this reminds us that her short stories are right up there too

    Observer
  • Bewitching

    Publisher's Weekly
  • The stories in Grand Union address both eternal existential queries and decidedly contemporary concerns.

    FT
  • this is a book of and for the times, sobering in its clarity but bracingly witty and clever

    Evening Standard
  • Smith's dialogue crackles with mordant wit . . . this dazzling collection of stories will leave you with plenty to think about.

    Independent
  • Each story is a new surprise of literary genius that takes the reader on a short journey away from reality . . . A must-read for literary lovers everywhere

    Vanity Fair
  • In these short stories she is miles and miles ahead, moving the finish line ever further as we are dazzled, knocked sideways by her craft . . . We see a master at work, exercising her vast talent with joy and vigour, reimagining old paradigms whilst maintaining the warmth and authenticity of her inimitable voice. For a writer who has seemingly done everything, it seems that Smith is just beginning

    The Arts Desk