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Cynthia S. Ozick (born April 17, 1928) is an American novelist, short story writer and essayist. She mostly writes fiction. However, she also writes literary criticism, politics and history.

Ozick received an Edward Lewis Wallant Award and the National Jewish Book Award for her short story collection, The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories in 1971. She received the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction in 1977 for her book Bloodshed and Three Novellas.

Ozick was selected as the winner of a Rea Award for the Short Story in 1986.

The novelist David Foster Wallace called Ozick one of the greatest living American writers.

Published works

Novels

  • Trust (1966)
  • The Cannibal Galaxy (1983)
  • The Messiah of Stockholm (1987)
  • The Puttermesser Papers (1997)
  • Heir to the Glimmering World (2004) (published in the United Kingdom in 2005 as The Bear Boy)
  • Foreign Bodies (2010)
  • Antiquities (2021)

Shorter fiction

  • The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories (1971)
  • Bloodshed and Three Novellas (1976)
  • Levitation: Five Fictions (1982)
  • Envy; or, Yiddish in America (1969)
  • The Shawl (1989)
  • Collected Stories (2007)
  • Dictation: A Quartet (2008)

Essay collections

  • All the World Wants the Jews Dead (1974)
  • Art and Ardor (1983)
  • Metaphor & Memory (1989)
  • What Henry James Knew and Other Essays on Writers (1993)
  • Fame & Folly: Essays (1996)
  • "SHE: Portrait of the Essay as a warm body" (1998)
  • Quarrel & Quandary (2000)
  • The Din in the Head: Essays (2006)
  • Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays (2016)

Drama

  • Blue Light (1994)

Miscellaneous

  • A Cynthia Ozick Reader (1996)
  • The Complete Works of Isaac Babel (introduction 2001)
  • Fistfuls of Masterpieces
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