Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 7pm, Music Building, $20
y n t h i a z i c k
with Leonard Lopate
is the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of many works of fiction, including The Messiah of Stockholm, The Shawl, The Puttermesser Papers, Heir to the Glimmering World, Dictation, and, most recently, Foreign Bodies, which is forthcoming in the fall of 2010. She is also the author of several volumes of nonfiction, including Quarrel and Quandary, Art and Ardor, and The Din in the Head. The New York Times has said: “[Ozick] has magical gifts as a storyteller, [as well as] a distinctive and utterly original voice. She possesses an ability to mix up the surreal and the realistic, juxtapose Kafkaesque abstractions with Waugh-like comedy…. The result is a fiction that has the power to delight us—and make us think.” The New Republic has said: “[Ozick’s] language alone…long ago earned her a position among the very first rank of American writers.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has said: “Ozick has earned a place in modern literature beside her own heroes: Franz Kafka, Bruno Shulz and Bernard Malamud….[she is] one of the finest and most imaginative writers of our time.”
In addition to reading from her work, Ms. Ozick will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Cynthia Ozick: Marion Ettlinger