"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).
"It has a very unusual narrator, it's very compelling, and I admire it very much." Elisa Albert, 38, writer, Albany (USA).
"Sometimes I'm overjoyed with it and think it is a great piece of literature, sometimes I think I failed completely, depends on the day." Elisa Albert, 38, writer, Albany (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 started thinking about this book around 2009, after the Lehmann Brothers crisis happened. I wanted to write about how big economic changes can impact personal life." Kristine Bilkau, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).
"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).
"It's about religion, it's about aesthetics, it's about love and it's about tragedy." L.S. Hilton, 41, writer, London (UK).
"It answers a really serious literary question: why should sociopaths have to be badly dressed? Sex, murder, shoes, it's got the lot." L.S. Hilton, 41, writer, London (UK).
"Every human being is made through his own story: a personal story, a family story or even a story of a country." Mirna Funk, 35, writer, journalist, Berlin (DE), Tel Aviv (IL).
"I really put all the love and all the effort in it that I could at that time." Karin Köhler, 42, writer, Hamburg (DE).