Matios’s writing style is rich and complex, yet still quite accessible to the Ukrainian reader. Instead of reacting against rural stereotypes, Matios revels in the unique individuality of her ancestral villagers and shows the humanity and psychological depth that can be found in their lives.
PROFESSOR MICHAEL M.NAYDAN, WORLD LITERATURE TODAY
Maria Matios can rightfully speak on behalf of all who live in Ukraine. God kissed her on the head. Her creative work is talented, beautiful, and convincing.
I strongly believe that the fact of M.Matios appearing on the Ukrainian literary scene brings with it important messages that allow for the fundamental laws of the last century’s literary tradition to resurface. Having formed and gained strength far beyond the literary horizon of Ukraine or Russia, these laws now make themselves known here.
DMITRY BAK, NEW WORLD MAGAZINE