"John Evans is probably the only writer in Wales today whose work
appeals to a generation raised on music, TV and contemporary art.
His books and writing style are as challengingly, contemporary
as a piece of art by say Damien Hurst...He is a leader in his
field of work. Everything he writes is groundbreaking, and touches
the heart of matter in the subjects that matter most to the Welsh
nation." - 100 Welsh Heroes.
"These are among the pieces that confirm Evans as a vibrant as
well as challenging modern writer. He won me over, and I began
to understand why he made 27 in the larges-ever online poll, 100
Welsh Heroes ahead of Dafydd ap Gwilym and behind only Dylan and
RS Thomas of the poets." - Steve Dube, Western Mail
"Like Pere Ubu did for Cleveland in the Seventies, Joy Division
for Manchester, and Nirvana for Seattle in the early Nineties,
Evans has that rare gift of capturing a time, place and culture
in his writings about his native South Wales Valleys." - Kulture Vulture.
"For 22 years Ive waited for the emergence of this man." - Chris Torrance, Writer.
"Evans is being hailed as Wales' answer to Irvine Welsh. Some
would say he's more talented." - Y Faner Goch.
"John Evans is a hot and necessary particle in an evidently grim
landscape." Iain Sinclair, Writer.
"Writer John Evans demolishes the daffodil imagery of the Valleys
at a stroke...His writing appears frighteningly realistic." - The Big Issue.
"Some observers believe he leads the way of New Wave urban writing
in Wales, while others feel his gritty realism is too profane."- Observer.
"John Evans is the voice of the disaffected, alienated youth of
the south Wales valleys, the street voice of post-industrial Britain
rattling to its death.." - Morning Star.