Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick is the author of numerous acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction. She is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Man Booker International Prize. Her stories have won four O. Henry first prizes and, in 2012, her novel Foreign Bodies was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She was born in 1928 and currently lives in New York.



It's not unlike falling in love, reading the essays of Cynthia Ozick. Here is a mind as gentle and fierce all at once... A mind that embodies literature's finest potential.
Los Angeles Times

Even when you disagree with her, she electrifies your mind.
New York Times

Splendid... Ozick relies on sensibility and intelligence to make their own way in the world... lyric grace under intellectual pressure gives her news its staying power. Her essays invite our admiration even as they challenge us to talk back.David Lehman

As an essayist, Cynthia Ozick is a very good storyteller. Her arguments are plots... they twist and turn, digress, slow down and speed up, surprise with sudden illuminations.... She likes to spin and sparkle...
The New York Times Book Review

She is a writer innately drawn to paradox, and to the moral questions inherent in the relationships between richness and poverty, mind and body, history and imagination... In everything Ozick writes, she regards the land of the free with the head-shaking disbelief of someone who knows.Ali Smith

No American writer working today is more distinctive in everything she does on the page.
PEN/Malamud Award

'It would be a mistake not to read this wonderful novel'
Sunday Telegraph

'Superb ... the relationship between ingénue raw America and elder, cultivated Europe makes [one] turn the pages, fascinated and absorbed.'
The Times

'Ozick is possessed of a voice distinctly her own... Foreign Bodies is a brilliantly mordant examination of displacement and inheritance'

Wonderfully rich and entertaining

A fabulous novel... A modern fable, a satire that shows how it ought to be done
The Times

A novel of unspeakable joys