One of my three or four favourite modern writers - a wise, funny, alert and original novelist who has never disappointed.
Jonathan Coe, Guardian
Crumey is a sensitive writer... He has a sharp wit and taps the sort of deep, rich vein of comedy accessible only to authors who respect their own characters.
Hilary Mantel, New York Times
Crumey's work asks the biggest questions there are - and manages to connect political, scientific and philosophical ideas in a way that isn't possible for many people in a culture that seems keen to split these subjects into "disciplines".
Scarlett Thomas, Independent
Crumey is described as a postmodernist, but he isn't anything so terrifying: he's simply reviving that old Enlightenment pastime, the philosophical jeu d'esprit.
Andrew Crumey has a PhD in theoretical physics and is former literary editor of Scotland on Sunday. His nine novels have been translated into fifteen languages.
Saltire First Book Award
for Music, in a Foreign Language
Arts Council Writer's Award
for Mr Mee
Northern Rock Foundation Writer's Award
for Sputnik Caledonia
Scotland's National Book Awards shortlist
for The Great Chain of Unbeing
"One of the most interesting and original European authors of recent years."
El Mundo (Spain)
Praise for Beethoven's Assassins
"Chillingly good." Spectator
"Gloriously multi-faceted." Herald
"A huge knickerbocker glory of a novel." The Crack
"Impeccably ambitious, reliably entertaining and a little over the top." Financial Times
"A book to appeal to readers who enjoy time-travel, mystery, illusion – and no clear-cut answers." Historical Novels Review
"A deliciously intellectual, ambitious book that explores time, metaphysics, narrative and pretty much everything, all at once." Irish Times
"A brilliantly well-informed 200-year history of philosophy, science, music and mysticism, touched with an edge of Da Vinci Code hocus pocus." Scotsman