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Mar 16, 2016 News

Ottessa Moshfegh, author of Eileen, has won the 2016 PEN/Hemingway award for debut fiction!

Her novel is a dark and gripping story of a young woman in a dismal 1960s New England town. When a mysterious stranger enters Eileen’s world, her life begins spinning into chaos.

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The PEN/Hemingway Award is given for a novel or book of short stories by an American author who has not previously published a full-length book of fiction.

The award ceremony will take place April 10th, 2016 at the JFK library.

Listen to our interview with Moshfegh here.

Oct 28, 2015 Further Afield

Sabaa Tahir wrote the popular new Young Adult novel, An Ember in the Ashes last year. On Word and Film, she shared some of her inspiration and background as a writer.

“I grew up feeling voiceless and powerless as a kid. I turned to books – fantasy books, in particular – to give me comfort. As I grew up I realized I could find that sense of power and voice if I simply started writing.”

Read more about Sabaa here and listen to her fantastic interview on Beaks and Geeks!

 

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