Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh

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Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:00am to 11:30am
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Ottessa Moshfegh, whose collection "Homesick for Another World" and novel "Eileen" have gotten great reviews, is considered one of America's top fiction writers under the age of forty. She is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky

Ottessa Moshfegh’s debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author’s short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel.

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