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Ottessa Moshfegh


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Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from Boston. She was awarded the Plimpton Prize for her stories in The Paris Review and granted a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is currently a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Mystery
 
Novels
   Eileen (2015)
   My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018)
   Death in Her Hands (2020)
   Lapvona (2022)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   McGlue (2017)
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Ottessa Moshfegh recommends
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Liarmouth (2022)
John Waters
"I couldn't put it down, like a bomb singing me a lullaby. For fans of John's movies, this will be a delicious treat. And for the boring people who don't know what's up, good luck. Marsha is probably the funniest villain I've ever read, and I was cheering for her the whole way through. Like all of John's work, this was true comedy, he has ransacked culture for its absurdity, violence and lunacy, and yet somehow I am happier to be here after going along for the ride."
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Deep Ellum (2014)
Brandon Hobson
"Restrained, dark, and strangely silent . . . If you've ever had a homecoming laced with sadness and longing, you'll relate to [Deep Ellum]."

Awards
2017 Granta Best of Young American Novelists

Award nominations
2016 John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger (shortlist) : Eileen
2016 Booker Prize (shortlist) : Eileen


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