Book Talk and Signing with Ottessa Moshfegh / Homesick for Another World

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The Booksmith
7:30 PM
Literary, Author Appearance
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Winner of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize for some of her first stories, and of the PEN Hemingway Prize for her debut novel Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh reads from Homesick for Another World, her first collection of stories—one of which has already won an O. Henry Prize.

In the judges' citation for the Plimpton Prize, Jeffrey Eugenides wrote: "What distinguishes Ottessa Moshfegh’s writing is that unnamable quality that makes a new writer's voice, against all odds and the deadening surround of lyrical postures, sound unique."

Join us for a reading, conversation, and book signing!

Select praise for Eileen:

*** “The beginning of this novel is so impressive, so controlled yet whimsical, fresh and thrilling, you feel she can do anything... There is that wonderful tension between wanting to slow down and bathe in the language and imagery, and the impulse to race to see what happens, how it happens.” — The New York Times Book Review

*** “I marveled at myself for enjoying the scenes I was witnessing, and wondered what dark magic the author had employed to make me smile at them.” —


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 of the Arts. Her first book, McGlue, a novella, won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award. Her novel Eileen won the PEN/Hemingway Prize.

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