Advance US reviews for The Song of Names:

“A vivid and outstanding story that sings about artistry, genius, music, love, envy, friendship, and revenge.”
–Booklist, (starred review)

“A confidently written and engaging first novel by a talented writer.”
–Publisher’s Weekly

“. . . a novelist’s sensibility to make you hungry for more.”

From UK reviews of The Song of Names:

‘Not just a brilliant first novel, but a brilliant novel – thought-provoking, lyrical and profound’
-The Whitbread judges

‘A lovely book’
-Daily Telegraph, August 24, 2002

‘The atmosphere of wartime and the aftermath is conjured with exceptional vividness…The Song of Names has a compelling humanity’
-London Evening Standard, August 19, 2002

‘A witty and pacy account of genius and its costs’
-Independent, January 8, 2003

‘Complex…often tragic…an unusually impressive first novel’
-Spectator, August 24, 2002