Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2012, Short-listed, Inside.
Oprah's Book Club Summer Reading Pick, 2012, Commended, Inside.
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2012, Short-listed, Inside.
Amazon.ca Best Books: Editors' Picks, 2012, Commended, Inside.
Amazon.ca Best Books: Top 10 Canadian Fiction, 2012, Commended, Inside.
Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, 2012, Commended, Inside.
Quill and Quire Books of the Year, 2012, Commended, Inside.
iTunes Store Best Book of 2012, 2012, Commended, Inside.
... [an] extremely readable blend of poignancy and sardonic humour ...
- Quill and Quire, starred review
Alix Ohlin’s writing is brilliant. Readers will enjoy ‘Inside’ and will finish anticipating Ohlin’s future works; wanting to see how far she can go.
- Digital Journal
Ohlin knows what she’s doing, and it dawns that what’s true of all good fiction applies even more emphatically here: Inside, though fully satisfying the first time through, all but demands a second reading. It’s something most readers will be more than happy to do.
- Montreal Gazette
... a serious literary talent.
- Washington Times
Ohlin writes in elegant prose that is flush with wit and style, as clever and as smooth as Lorrie Moore.
- The Rumpus
Can any of us really save another person? Or is each of us solely responsible for his or her own life? That's the question lurking behind Alix Ohlin's astute novel.
- Oprah Magazine
... a superb second novel ... next to brilliant phrases and scenes of laugh-eliciting satiric jabs, there are brutal, heartbreaking circumstances.
- National Post
... vividly pictorial ... Ohlin has as unsettling an old soul as Leonard Cohen’s.
- Globe and Mail
... [a] twisty, clever and captivating read ... this cunning writer yanks you inside her world.
- San Francisco Chronicle
... [Alix] Ohlin makes us care ...
- Guelph Mercury
... wondrously engrossing ...
- Boston Globe
Ohlin displays a profound empathy for people at their least rational -- and most human.
- Entertainment Weekly
.. the next big thing in North American literature.
- Terry Rigelhof