Winner of the prestigious Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2015
"From Algiers to Tokyo, Henshaw creates indelible images. . . . An intriguing contemplation on the nature of storytelling itself."--Booklist Online
"Henshaw creates a world of psychological complexity and emotional subtlety in a story that moves from Paris to Japan and back again. . . . Henshaw's prose shimmers as his narrative becomes ever more nuanced, complex, and misleading."--Kirkus Reviews
"Casts a spell from the start. . . . A highly original book full of small sensations with the bonus of being a joy to read."--Shots magazine, UK
"A novel of exquisite beauty."--The Times UK
"Stunning and hypnotic . . . Henshaw has rather written a deep reflection on life, memory, love and loss . . . You won't read another novel like The Snow Kimono this year, or perhaps for many to come."--Asian Review of Books
"Gripping. . . . Like a Japanese puzzle, prized for their infinite solutions and depth of revelation, each chapter builds on the one before, unfolding through levels of story to unpack deeper and deeper truths."--The Guardian
Mark Henshaw has lived in France, Germany, Yugoslavia, and the United States. He currently lives in Canberra. His debut, Out of the Line of Fire (1988) was one of the biggest selling Australian literary novels of its decade and was published in France, Germany, and Italy.