, 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.
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.