Ottessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh
Hometown: Boston
Current City: New York City
College: Barnard College

American Author and Novelist
Boston, Massachusetts
Family is from Zagreb, Croatia

Ottessa Moshfegh (born May 20, 1981) is an American author and novelist. Her debut novel, Eileen, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and was a fiction finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Moshfegh was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her mother was born in Croatia and her father, was born in Iran. Her parents were both musicians and taught at the New England Conservatory of Music. As a child, Moshfegh learned to play piano and clarinet. Moshfegh received her BA from Barnard College in 2002. She then moved to China, where she taught English and opened a music venue. In her mid-twenties, Moshfegh moved to New York City.

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