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Cynthia Ozick in conversation with Mark Lawson

Cynthia Ozick

09/03/2005 10:45 am
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Cynthia Ozick has been hailed as one of the greatest American story writers today. Born in New York in 1928, she is renowned as a writer of essays, short stories and novels and has been described as “the most accomplished and graceful literary stylist of our time”. Always engaged with the Jewish tradition, Ozick’s work is funny, daring and serious, cutting through life to its core of meaning. Her new novel The Bear Boy is an outsider’s view of depression-era New York set at a unique moment in US history.

In conversation with Mark Lawson, Ozick discussed the characters and ideas which have influenced her work.

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Mark Lawson

Mark Lawson is an English journalist, broadcaster and author. Specialising in culture and the arts, he is best known for presenting the flagship BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row between 1998 and 2014. He is also a Guardian columnist, and presents Mark Lawson Talks To… on BBC Four. He has written several books, the most recent of which is his novel The Deaths.

Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick is the award-winning author of more than a dozen acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction including The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories (1971) and The Shawl (1989), considered a modern classic.