Ottessa Moshfegh: The Strange Responsibility of Holding Death in Your Hands
This Week on The Literary Life Podcast
The author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Homesick for Another World, and Eileen, joins Books & Books’ events coordinator, Cristina Nosti, for a virtual conversation on bookstores, craft, isolation, film, humor, art, love and death. Moshfegh talks in-depth and reads from her latest novel of haunting, metaphysical suspense, Death In Her Hands, about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds a cryptic note on a walk in the woods.
Ottessa Moshfegh is the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation, a New York Times bestseller; Homesick for Another World, a New York Times Book Review notable book of the year; Eileen, which was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction; and McGlue, which won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award. Her stories have earned her a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award, the Plimpton Prize, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.