Ottessa Moshfegh

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Five of the best psychological thrillers by women
These electrifying novels that dig into the peculiar, dark depths of the human psyche will have you questioning who to trust

Nadia Khomami

04, Apr, 2024 @1:19 PM

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Where to start with: Ottessa Moshfegh
The American novelist has created an oeuvre of medieval gross-fests, 60s psychological thrillers and hallucinatory evocations over five novels and one short story collection

Rosalind Jana

15, Dec, 2023 @5:31 PM

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Eileen review – Anne Hathaway is magnetic in uneven neo-noir thriller
Director William Oldroyd follows Lady Macbeth with the tale of a woman dazzled by a glamorous colleague in small-town Massachusetts

Wendy Ide

03, Dec, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Ottessa Moshfegh: ‘Everyone asked me why I had written such a disgusting female character’
Before My Year of Rest and Relaxation, the author published Eileen, a dark noir about another disaffected woman. As it comes to the screen, she looks back on the extreme reaction to her complex heroine

Ottessa Moshfegh

25, Nov, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 books about awakenings
These moments of precious fresh awareness can be found in authors from Oliver Sacks to Ottessa Moshfegh and Franz Kafka

Anna Metcalfe

12, Jul, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Ottessa Moshfegh: ‘I’m not brainstorming ways to freak people out’
The acclaimed author on her post-Covid novel Lapvona, the influence of Ingmar Bergman and the Brothers Grimm, and the draw of England in the 90s for her next book

Anthony Cummins

13, May, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Eileen review – Anne Hathaway transfixes in off-kilter thriller
The Oscar winner gives a pitch-perfect turn in an adaptation of Ottessa Moshfegh’s hit novel that doesn’t push its weirdness far enough

Benjamin Lee in Park City, Utah

22, Jan, 2023 @6:32 PM

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in November
Authors, critics and Guardian readers discuss the titles they have read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

Emily Bootle, Sabba Khan and Guardian readers

25, Nov, 2022 @2:26 PM

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Unfinish’d sympathy: can literature get over reading disability morally?
The ‘crookednesse’ of Richard III’s back was presented by Shakespeare as an expression of his villainy while Quasismodo embodied saintly unworldliness. Are we ready to see disability without symbolism?

Rosalind Jana

05, Sep, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh review – a grim fairytale
Moshfegh’s fiction provides welcome respite from a culture submerged in positivity – but is there more than shock value to her catalogue of perversity in a medieval village?

Becca Rothfeld

06, Jul, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘My “sad girl” fans concern me’: Ottessa Moshfegh in conversation with Carmen Maria Machado
The author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation talks to fellow US writer about memoir v fiction, depicting tyrants and the power of fairytales

Alex Clark

02, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh review – a carnival of the grotesque
Plot plays second fiddle to humanity’s primal urges in Moshfegh’s charged and outlandish latest novel set in a medieval fiefdom

Rob Doyle

14, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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