Colin Thubron's voice is unique- once heard, difficult to forget' Anita Brookner
"A Cruel Madness, one of Colin Thubron's previously published novels, won the Silver Pen Award. Colin Thubron, well-known as a travel writer, has also been numbered among 'the current masters of the short novel' (TLS), and called 'one of our most compelling contemporary novelists' (Independent). His fiction includes Falling, Emperor, A Cruel Madness, Turning Back the Sun and Distance."
One of our most compelling contemporary novelists * Independent
Colin Thubron's voice is unique: once heard, difficult to forget -- Anita Brookner
A tense, precarious achievement, brilliantly evoking a dangerous journey * The Times *
It is the sharpness of the topography that brings this book to life, the handling of the characters is equally impressive... Thubron has captured, with a vividness that few could match...the charms of a journey into the unknown * Sunday Telegraph *
An intriguing and worthwhile success * Times Literary Supplement *