One of the funniest writers in the English language... Saki was incapable of writing a dull sentence, but the final lines of his short stories are works of art in themselves (Daily Telegraph
Read Saki, shiver, then smile. In his mixture of the exotic with the wholly English, of brazen charm with unapologetic spite, he stands alone (Independent
Saki writes like an enemy. Society has bored him to the point of murder. Our laughter is only a note or two short of a scream of fear (V. S. Pritchett)
Saki's stories are highly relevant to any society in which convention is confused with morality, and all societies confuse convention with morality, so he'll always be relevant (Will Self)
Saki remains, from a distance of a hundred years, just about the sharpest, cruellest, funniest and most elegant short story writer in our language... Saki is like a perfect martini but with absinthe stirred in...heady, delicious and dangerous. Enjoy (Stephen Fry)
is the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916), a British writer lauded as a master of the short story, whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture.