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Cynthia Ozick

USA flag (b.1928)

Cynthia Ozick's essays, novels and short stories have won numerous prizes and awards; The Puttermesser Papers was a finalist for the National Book Award and Quarrel & Quandry was a finalist for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize. She lives in the New York City area.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Cynthia Ozick
Short stories
The Pagan Rabbi [short story] (1966)

PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1984) : The Cannibal Galaxy
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1988) : The Messiah of Stockholm
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1997) : The Puttermesser Papers
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1999) : The Puttermesser Papers
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2012) : Foreign Bodies

Cynthia Ozick recommends
The Hooligan's Return (2003)
Norman Manea
"I am profoundly grateful for this living, flesh-and-blood, yet unearthly memoir."
The Days Of Awe (2005)
Hugh Nissenson
"I just finished The Days Of Awe. I am too moved to move. (Even this pen). An amazing novel. It is as if we are eavesdropping on life."
The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories (2008)
Bruno Schulz
"One of the most original imaginations in modern Europe."
Self Portraits (2010)
Frederic Tuten
"An amazing, glittering, glowing, Proustian, Conradian, Borgesian, diamond-faceted, language-studded, myth-drowned Dream!"
Moving Kings (2017)
Joshua Cohen
"Joshua Cohen’s Moving Kings is a lit fuse, a force let loose, a creeping flame heading for demolition, and Cohen himself is a fierce polyknower in command of the moving parts of the human predicament. A master of argot and wit, he writes the language of men in a staccato yet keening idiom of his own invention. And though it is set in a grungy New York, call this the first Israeli combat novel ever dared by an American writer."

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