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Full Name Cynthia Ozick
Profession Novelist
Date of Birth April 17 , 1928
Current Age 95 years
Place of Birth New York City
Birth Country United States
Nationality U.S. citizens
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Alive ( 95 years old)

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Cynthia Ozick is one of the famous Novelist, who was born on the memorable day of April 17 in the year 1928. Hailing from the vibrant city of New York, Cynthia Ozick is a proud citizen of United States.

American short story writer and novelist best known for her collection The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories, her novel The Puttermesser Papers, and other works that focus on Jewish life in America. Her 2010 novel, Foreign Bodies, was nominated for both the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize and the Orange Prize.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Cynthia Ozick continues to be an inspiration for many.

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Details about Cynthia Ozick
Popular As: Cynthia Ozick
First Name: Cynthia
Last Name: Ozick
Gender: Female
Birthday: April 17
Birth Year: 1928
Age: 95-years
Education: Hunter College High School; Ohio State University; New York University


After graduating from New York University, she received an M.A. in English from Ohio State University.

She was bullied in school for refusing to sing Christmas carols.


She was born in New York City to Russian-Jewish immigrants. She married attorney Bernard Hallote. The couple has a daughter named Rachel. David Foster Wallace called her one of the greatest living American writers.

Cynthia Ozick Timeline

In 1971, Ozick received the Edward Lewis Wallant Award and the National Jewish Book Award for her short story collection, The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories.
For Bloodshed and Three Novellas, she received, in 1977, The National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. In 1997, she received the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for Fame and Folly.
In 1986, she was selected as the first winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story.
In 2000, she won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Quarrel & Quandary.
Her novel Heir to the Glimmering World (2004) (published as The Bear Boy in the United Kingdom) won high literary praise.
Ozick was on the shortlist for the 2005 Man Booker International Prize, and in 2008 she was awarded the PEN/Nabokov Award and the PEN/Malamud Award, which was established by Bernard Malamud's family to honor excellence in the art of the short story.