The New Yorker: Ottessa Moshfegh’s Painful, Funny Novel of a Young Woman’s Chemical Hibernation

On 17 September, the John Adams will host Ottessa Moshfegh, who has been touted as a “crucial” new voice in American literature. Her prizewinning novella McGlue (2014) is literary and experimental, and her short stories have been published in such distinguished magazines as the Paris Review and the New Yorker. Her novel Eileen was nominated for the Man Booker Prize and her short story collection, Homesick for Another World, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2017. Her latest novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, was released in the summer of 2018. Click here to read the outstanding The New Yorker review.