Ottessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh (1981) is an American writer. Her mother comes from Croatia and her father from Iran, and they met in music school in Belgium.

Ottessa attended a graduate creative writing programme at Brown University on Rhode Island, and is a contributor to the Paris Review.

Ottessa Moshfegh



  • 2013–2015 Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University
  • 2013 Plimpton Prize for Fiction from The Paris Review for her story “Bettering Myself”
  • 2014 Fence Modern Prize in Prose, inaugural winner for McGlue
  • 2014 Believer Book Award winner for McGlue
  • 2016 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for Eileen
  • 2016 Man Booker Prize (shortlist) for Eileen


Novels & Short Story Collections

  • McGlue (2014)
  • Eileen (2015)
  • Homesick for Another World (January 17, 2017)

Short stories



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