Cynthia Ozick


Born
in New York City, The United States
April 17, 1928

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Recipient of the first Rea Award for the Short Story (in 1976; other winners Rea honorees include Lorrie Moore, John Updike, Alice Munro), an American Academy of Arts and Letters Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award, and the PEN/Malamud award in 2008.

Upon publication of her 1983 The Shawl, Edmund White wrote in the New York Times, "Miss Ozick strikes me as the best American writer to have emerged in recent years...Judaism has given to her what Catholicism gave to Flannery O'Connor."


Average rating: 3.73 · 26,226 ratings · 2,302 reviews · 67 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Shawl

3.88 avg rating — 2,975 ratings — published 1989
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Heir to the Glimmering World

3.11 avg rating — 1,572 ratings — published 2004 — 25 editions
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Foreign Bodies

3.14 avg rating — 1,499 ratings — published 2010 — 19 editions
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The Puttermesser Papers

3.60 avg rating — 1,032 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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The Messiah of Stockholm

3.50 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 1987 — 12 editions
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Dictation: A Quartet

3.30 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Quarrel & Quandary: Essays

3.93 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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The Pagan Rabbi, and Other ...

3.74 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 1971 — 8 editions
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The Cannibal Galaxy

3.61 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 1983 — 11 editions
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Metaphor & Memory

3.94 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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Polls

April 2017 Short Story Poll

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
 
  56 votes, 18.2%

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, 128 pages, 1911
 
  54 votes, 17.6%

 
  39 votes, 12.7%

 
  33 votes, 10.7%

 
  25 votes, 8.1%

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages, 1872
 
  22 votes, 7.2%

 
  21 votes, 6.8%

 
  15 votes, 4.9%

2BRO2B by Kurt Vonnegut,30 pages, 1962
 
  15 votes, 4.9%

 
  12 votes, 3.9%

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
 
  10 votes, 3.3%

The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, 94 pages, 1894
 
  5 votes, 1.6%

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