1996 – Random House
Womens Press 2003
Winner of the 1996 Christina Stead Prize for fiction
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best book, South East Asia and Pacific
Short-listed for almost every major Australian award, and the US Tip Tree Award.
“For the Australian book of the century I would nominate….Sue Woolfe’s “Leaning Towards Infinity” for its luminous melding of style and subject matter.”
Jack Dann, Australian Style 1999
“What a glorious, nourishing, tumultuous novel.”
Fay Weldon, UK.
“Most readers would find themselves wishing that Leaning Towards Infinity would never end.”
“Remarkable…provocative, moving, and intelligent”
Times Literary Supplement.
“Woolfe’s name can sit besides Marquez’s with scarcely a blush.”
Daily Telegraph – UK.
“The deepest novel of ideas for years”
“Captivating from the very first line”
“Astonishing – a yearning for mother love so fierce it virtually wrenches itself from the page”
“It changed the way I think about mathematics and its place in the world’.
Phil Kutzo, Professor of Mathematics, University of Iowa, USA.