A HOUSE FOR ALICE – reviews

Diana Evans is one of this country’s best contemporary novelists. In A House for Alice, she tells the story of a family and a city, of loss and belonging, of youth and age, of the uneasy truces we make with the past and the people we used to want to be. I adored it. Her writing is exquisite: every sentence a jewel; every paragraph containing some insight that makes you draw breath with its rightness. I’m so, so grateful to live in an age when Diana Evans writes books’
Elizabeth Day

‘A gorgeous novel from one of our most outstanding writers to be savoured for its beautiful language and profound insights into families, relationships and life in contemporary Britain’
Bernardine Evaristo

‘A warm but devastating narrative, dealing with the fallout of the Grenfell tragedy… Like any Evans novel, it is unputdownable’
Harper’s Bazaar, ‘Books to Look Out For 2023’

‘Diana Evans’s writing is so singular, so arresting, characterful, and so beautiful. A House for Alice is all of those things, and more. Evans is always, always on the finest of forms’
Candice Carty-Williams

‘A poignant and elegant unfurling of the intricacies of family life – sensitively observed and beautifully written’
Nicola Rollock, author of The Racial Code

A House For Alice is a sharp appraisal of loss. Evans writes deftly about the shifting intimacies between family
Raven Leilani

‘Superb. A deeply enriching and profound novel. Diana Evans is one of our greatest writers. We’re so lucky to have her.’
Irenosen Okojie

A wise, tender novel about family and love that explores the tension between duty and desire and the question of what ‘home’ really means’
Monica Ali