"It's like every sentence is a perfect jewel on black filth. As a writer, I have to read that book every year, just to be in the presence of the sentences." Justin Cronin, 54, writer, Texas (USA).
"Just for the record, I called my daughter to answer the question. Her answer is that in her own writing, her brain gives her sad people and she tries to write them to comfort. I like that." Justin Cronin, 54, writer, Texas (USA).
"I better love it, because I worked on it for ten years. If I didn't love it, I would be in big trouble." Nathan Hill, 40, writer, Naples, FL (USA).
"I felt spiritually deepened by writing this book and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it." Robert Harris, 59, writer, Kintbury (UK).
"I turn a realistic idea into a little imaginary, you could say surrealistic, writing." Frank Witzel, 60, writer, Offenbach (DE).
"I go to every publisher in Germany and say: 'Please let this book be translated'. Germans can't live without this book any longer!" Frank Witzel, 60, writer, Offenbach (DE).
"I never read a book that made me so physically interested; my body was somewhat shivering when I read it." Samuel Bjørk, 46, writer, Norway.
"The reader is really disturbed in the end and he loses the feeling of what is right and what is wrong." Per Leo, 43, writer, Berlin (DE).
"It was supposed to be a non-fiction book, but it turned out to be a piece of literature." Per Leo, 43, writer, Berlin (DE).
"It's great, I don't know how to explain, but it's really awesome. You just keep reading, you want to know how it goes on." Paul Bühre, 16, scholier, Berlijn (Duitsland).
"I think that in the process of writing a novel, you tend to fall in and out of love with your work a lot." Owen Sheers, 41, schrijver, dichter, Talgarth (Wales).
"The great thing about A John Banville novel is that every sentence in it is always filled with original ideas, interesting images and not a word in there will ever be out of place." John Boyne, 44, writer, Dublin.