'A textual representation of a city torn apart by civil war: the familiar made strange, with all the accompanying confusion this entails' Guardian.
'Khoury is the sort of novelist whose name is inseparable from a city ... The beautiful, resilient city of Beirut belongs to Khoury' Laila Lalami.
'We need the voice of Elias Khoury - detailed, exquisite, humane - more than ever. Read him. Without fail, read him' Naomi Shihab Nye.
'Khoury [is] arguably the finest living Arab novelist' World Literature Today.