Books Cynthia Ozick Books by Cynthia Ozick Cynthia Ozick has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Cynthia Ozick Author Interviews Why Does Cynthia Ozick Write? 'I Simply Must,' She Says July 17, 2016 The versatile author says that, like queens, writers are born into their profession. In her new book, Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays, she examines current and past literature. Why Does Cynthia Ozick Write? 'I Simply Must,' She Says Listen · 7:06 7:06 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/486172884/486359479" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review You Must Read This Saunders on Babel, Prose Poet of the Grotesque May 26, 2006 George Saunders, satirist of American consumerism, offers his appreciation of Isaac Babel's dark, visceral tales. Babel's Collected Stories chart the perils and absurdities of life among Russian Jews and Cossack armies.