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The Modern Novel Lecture

Ottessa Moshfegh author, Eileen and My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from New England. Her first book, McGlue, a novella, won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award. She is also the author of the short story collection Homesick for Another World. Her stories have been published in The Paris ReviewThe New Yorker, and Granta, and have earned her a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award, the Plimpton Discovery Prize, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Eileen, her first novel, was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction.

My Year of Rest and Relaxation:

Entertainment Weekly: 10 Best Books of 2018, Time: Best Books of 2018, BuzzFeed: Best Books of 2018, New York Times & Washington Post  100 Notable Books of 2018

6 pm reception/6:30 pm program

FREE* to members/$15 nonmembers Registration required.


*Free admission to Signature Events for Mercantile Library members is made possible by The George and Margaret McLane Foundation.


139 available
Member Mod Nov 10.16.19$0.00
139 available
Nonmember Mod Nov 10.16.19$15.00