Ottessa Moshfegh

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Out of office: how the pandemic is rewriting the workplace novel
A new crop of novels are exploring work culture and burnout – yet for many, the office feels like a distant memory. In the light of coronavirus, where will this literature go next?

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

15, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Ottessa Moshfegh survived lockdown by writing a novel | Rebecca Nicholson
The author wrote to survive while most of the rest of us eventually settled for doing as little as possible

Rebecca Nicholson

20, Mar, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh review – meandering murder mystery
Is it a thriller, a psychological drama or dark comedy? The answer remains as unclear as the narrative in this followup to My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Jeff VanderMeer

09, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh review – whodunnit and other questions
The US author’s fascination with female outsiders offers diminishing returns in this postmodern mystery of a girl presumed dead

Johanna Thomas-Corr

18, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Ottessa Moshfegh: 'Americans are really good storytellers and really good liars'
Famous for writing about isolation, the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation talks about her new novel, chronic pain and growing up as the child of migrants in America

Lisa Allardice

15, Aug, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Lockdown should be easy for me, so why is it like doing time? | Ottessa Mosfegh
I wrote a novel about self-isolation, yet I’m struggling with the profound loss of agency, says novelist Ottessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh

30, Apr, 2020 @11:51 AM

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From climate collapse to generation rent: coming-of-age novels have changed forever
Joe Dunthorne looks at the best books that deal with facing up to adulthood, including Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation and Ben Lerner’s The Topeka School

Joe Dunthorne

27, Feb, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Happy ever after: why writers are falling out of love with marriage
From Sally Rooney and Ottessa Moshfegh to the author of this year’s hit debut, Kiley Reid, a new generation of novelists is turning the marriage plot on its head

Mia Levitin

25, Jan, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Top 10 books about toxic masculinity
The term may be new, but as stories from Homer to Henry James show, the behaviour is anything but

Ani Katz

08, Jan, 2020 @12:17 PM

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Top 10 caregivers in fiction | Lila Savage
Writers from Alice Munro to Ottessa Moshfegh explore some of life’s most gruelling experiences in ways that build in survival tools

Lila Savage

21, Aug, 2019 @10:17 AM

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Wellcome prize shortlist celebrates books about masculinity and mental illness
A transgender boxer’s memoir and Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation are among the six titles vying for the £30,000 prize

Alison Flood

19, Mar, 2019 @6:01 AM

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Top 10 books about idleness | Josh Cohen
From Oscar Wilde to Sigmund Freud and David Foster Wallace, a psychoanalyst recommends reading that turns a critical eye on busyness

Josh Cohen

06, Feb, 2019 @10:41 AM

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