Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick is an American writer whose essays, short stories, and novelsĀ  have won countless awards. Her latest novel, Antiquities, was published in 2021.

Podcast: Cynthia Ozick on the Story of a Jew Who Becomes a Tormentor of Other Jews

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.

Feb. 16 2024 12:01AM

The Best Books of 2023, Part I

Featuring prime ministers, kidnappings, popes, silences, exiled shadows, portraits, intellectual origins, the best minds, and more.

Dec. 20 2023 12:01AM

Podcast: Cynthia Ozick on "The Conversion of the Jews"

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.

June 2 2023 12:01AM

Podcast: Cynthia Ozick on Her New Novel "Antiquities"

The eminent writer joins us to reveal the Jewish dimensions of her latest book.

Aug. 13 2021 12:01AM