We often take…

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

– Cynthia Ozick


born in New York City, The United States April 17, 1928
gender: female
genre: Literature & Fiction, Short Stories


Recipient of the first Rea Award for the Short Story (in 1976; other winners Rea honorees include Lorrie Moore, John Updike, Alice Munro), an American Academy of Arts and Letters Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award, and the PEN/Malamud award in 2008.

Upon publication of her 1983 The Shawl, Edmund White wrote in the New York Times, “Miss Ozick strikes me as the best American writer to have emerged in recent years…Judaism has given to her what Catholicism gave to Flannery O’Connor.”



9 thoughts on “We often take…

  1. ‘April 17, 1928: Happy birthday, Cynthia Ozick! A master of fiction and essay, Ozick was born in New York City, 85 years ago today.’

  2. I like her. Lovely quote.

  3. Cheers, Cynthia… ever as ye be!

  4. She is so right…

  5. I value your post and I thank you. With gratitude, Perpetua.

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