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1155 Union Circle, Room 226, Denton, TX 76201 #FineArtsSeries
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This event is an author lecture and book signing. Doors open at 6:30pm, event will start at 7:00pm. 


Author Biography:

Ottessa Moshfegh has been heralded as one of the boldest voices in fiction since the publication of her debut novella, McGlue, a work of historical fiction released shortly after she earned her MFA from Brown University. McGlue was the inaugural winner of the Fence Modern Prize for Prose, received the Believer Book Award, and was optioned for film by Vice with a screenplay adaption written by Moshfegh.

Her novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxationis a darkly comic story about a young woman’s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation. It was named a best book of the year by multiple publications, including The Washington PostThe New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly, among other outlets. Moshfegh continues to showcase her literary creativity in Death in Her Handsa novel of haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds an ominous note on a walk in the woods. Her most recent novel, Lapvona, takes an exciting leap into a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, in this spellbinding story about a motherless shepherd boy that finds himself in the unlikely pivot of a power struggle.

Originally from Boston, Ottessa Moshfegh now lives in Los Angeles. She has received the Pushcart Prize, the O. Henry Award, and a Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review for her short fiction as well as a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A prolific essayist, Moshfegh’s work has appeared in outlets including Vice, The New Yorker, Granta, and various online journals.

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