Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cynthia Ozick At Queens College

From the Queens College Evening Readings website:

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Time: 7 pm
Admission: $15, free with CUNY student ID

Cynthia Ozick 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 and most recently, Dictation, as well as several volumes of nonfiction, including Quarrel and Quandary, Art and Ardor and The Din in the Head. The New Republic has said: “[Ozick’s] language alone…long ago earned her a position among the very first rank of American writers.” 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 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.

Queens College, Music Building, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, Queens, New York 11367, phone (718) 997-4647

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