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  • A brilliant writer

    New York Times
  • One of the joys of recent years is the translation into English of Stefan Zweig's stories

    Edmund de Waal
  • Stefan Zweig was a late and magnificent bloom from the hothouse of fin de siecle Vienna

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Zweig is one of the masters of the short story and novella, and by 'one of the masters' I mean that he's up there with Maupassant, Chekhov, James, Poe, or indeed anyone you care to name

    Nick Lezard, Guardian
  • A new favourite writer of mine

    Wes Anderson
  • Perhaps the best chess story ever written, perhaps the best about any game

  • His great achievement in short form

    The Times

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