Cynthia Ozick is an American writer whose essays, short stories, and novels have won countless awards. Her latest novel, Antiquities, was published in 2021.
In her latest short fiction, the great American Jewish writer retells the true story of Edgardo Mortara, a young Italian boy taken by the pope in 1858 and raised to become a priest.
Featuring prime ministers, kidnappings, popes, silences, exiled shadows, portraits, intellectual origins, the best minds, and more.
The legendary author joins us to talk about her new short story, about a search for the reason why a 13th-century Jewish man became a Catholic priest.
The eminent writer joins us to reveal the Jewish dimensions of her latest book.