• Simply one of the best non-fiction prose writers currently at work

    Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times
  • Many landscape writers have striven to give their prose the characteristics of the terrain they are describing. Few have succeeded as fully as Robinson

    Robert Macfarlane, Guardian
  • Robinson is a stylist of exceptional cadence, tact and ingenuity

    Daily Telegraph
  • He is that rarest of phenomena, a scientist and an artist, and his method is to combine scientific rigour with artistic reverie in a seamless blend that both informs and delights

    John Banville, Guardian
  • One of contemporary Ireland's finest literary stylists

    Joseph O'Connor, Guardian
  • Dazzling

    Giles Foden, Condé Nast Traveller
  • Tim Robinson is the Proust of the western seaboard, a Ruskin of the isles

    New Stateman
  • He knows this world as no one else does, and writes about it with awe and love, but also with measured grace, an artist's eye and a scientist's sensibility

    Colm Tóibín, Sunday Business Post
  • Breathtaking ... the West of Ireland has found its ultimate laureate

    Patricia Craig, TLS