OTTESSA MOSHFEGH

August 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Ottessa Moshfegh will read from her PEN/Hemingway debut fiction award-winning novel, Eileen. Longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Eileen is about a lonely young woman working in a boys’ prison outside Boston in the early 60’s who is pulled into a very strange crime. This mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense is by one of the brightest new voices in fiction.  

Ottessa Moshfegh is the author of the books McGlue and Bettering Myself, and has received the Plimpton Prize for her stories in The Paris Review and was granted an NEA creative writing fellowship. She lives in Boston.