Ottessa Moshfegh for Eileen (Penguin Press)
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In selecting Eileen as winner of the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award, this year’s judges—authors Alexandra Marshall, Jay Parini, and former PEN/Hemingway winner Joshua Ferris—praised Ottessa Moshfegh for her “prowess and her promise.”

Ottessa Moshfegh’s stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Vice, and The Paris Review. She was awarded the Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review, as well as The Believer Book Award, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her novella, McGlue, won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose.