• Mordant, vibrantly confessional ... A masterpiece

  • The best books I have read this year ... They act as a manifesto for art, showing that literature is not the base metal: it is the process of alchemy, and the gold that results

    John Self, New Statesman
  • Dependency is the tour de force of the trilogy ... Some of the most potent writing about addiction, rehab and relapse I've ever read

    Lucy Scholes, Daily Telegraph
  • Ditlevsen's taut, simple prose shines a light on what life and love were like for working-class women in 20th-century Copenhagen. Elena Ferrante fans, take note

  • Wrenching sadness and pitch-black comedy ... Sharp, tough and tender

    Boyd Tonkin, Spectator
  • Despite the darkness that haunts these three books, they shine with Ditlevsen's honesty and humanity ... Her work, seemingly so simple, has the miraculous quality of a life perceived in perfect clarity. Despite the author's untimely death, The Copenhagen Trilogy is a powerful - and uplifting - testament of survival

    Erica Wagner
  • Incredibly compelling and timely

    Amber Butchard, Saturday Review