Ottessa Moshfegh

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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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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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