Imraan Coovadia says: Ivan is the most interesting writer on modern urban South Africa. This is a fictionalised set of little stories about Johannesburg
Kevin Bloom says: I think that Ivan Vladislavic is probably our most unheralded writer. It is my personal belief that since J M Coetzee left for Australia, Ivan is the best craftsman living and working in South Africa today. He is an astoundingly accomplished master of the English sentence.