Deutschlandradio Kultur

Carsten Hueck discusses Wellenschläge, the German edition of Anne Landsman's novel The Rowing Lesson on radio program, "Deutschlandradio Kultur."

FT Magazine
"Poetry in Motion"

Meticulous language defines this understated novel.

The Scotsman
"What the tide washed up"

Straight from the sinuous opening something dramatic, malign and deliberate seems on the cards. 

The Telegraph
"Bloodlines blurring at the end of a life"

The Rowing Lesson is both innovative and unusually intense.

The Guardian
"A Fine Line Between Love & Hate"

Anne Landsman's The Rowing Lesson dissects the fraught relationship between a father and daughter, says Lara Feigel.

NY Times
"Editor's Choice"

The protagonist of this viscerally appealing novel sits at her father's deathbed and imagines her way into his experience as a South African Jew.

NY Times
"The Dutiful Daughter"

At her father's deathbed, a woman imagines her way into his experience.

L.A. Times
"Book Review - A death in South Africa"

The unfolding of time and relationships in death.

More Magazine
"Don't Miss Books"

Landsman's lyrical novel is a tribute to family ties.

Reform Judaism
"Books: Caring, Courage, Loss"

Caring for a family member is a complex mitzvah, bringing forth a range of emotions for which we are seldom prepared.

Paper Magazine
The Devils Chimney

When South African author Anne Landsman says that writing her stunning novel, The Devils Chimney (Soho Press) , was like dreaming," she isn't kidding.

Publishers Weekly
The Devil's Chimney

Hubris, madness and ruin in South Africa come urgently alive in Landsman's im-pressive debut. The physical terrain of the Karoo region and the country's...

Leadership Magazine
The Devil's Chimney

This book by a South African expatriate, due to be published in the US shortly, suggests that the critic Fredric Jameson may not have been so far wrong when he put for-ward that magic realism has become the literary language of the emergent post- colonial world.

"Anne Landsman on Myths and Magic"

First-time author Anne Landsman grew up in Worcester, 'but that wasn't the real me', Writing about her novel The Devil's Chimney (Soho Press)

The Miami Herald
"Passion, tragedy by the Cango Caves"

Set in the vast, harsh landscape of the South African veld, Anne Landsman's remarkable first novel is a transforming allegory of passion and transgression, retribution and redemption.

The New Yorker
The Devil's Chimney

This first novel, narrated by the alcoholic, semideranged Connie Lambrechht, brings to mind the parabolic prose of Alice Munro and the scarifying vision of J.

The Times
"A Rare Feather in Her Cap"

The Devil's Chimney is an allegory for the structure of South African society in this century. The novel's spine is a set of rumbling racial distinctions tacked up like old bricks...