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The Short Story Club: Ottessa Moshfegh

Discussing one short story a week (online)

2020-11-04 18:30:00 2020-11-04 19:30:00 Australia/Melbourne The Short Story Club: Ottessa Moshfegh Online

Wednesday, November 04
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-11-04 18:30:00 2020-11-04 19:30:00 Australia/Melbourne The Short Story Club: Ottessa Moshfegh Each fortnight we choose one freely-available short story we love to share and discuss online. This fortnight it's Ottessa Moshfegh's "A Better Place". For ages 17+. Online

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Each fortnight we choose one freely-available short story we love to share and discuss online. This fortnight it's Ottessa Moshfegh's "A Better Place". For ages 17+.

The (now online) book club for readers who don't always have time to read. Have you wanted to be part of a book club but don't always have the time or patience to finish a whole book? Hesitant to commit to a new author you’re not sure you’ll like? The Short Story Club is the club for you. Commitment is low, enjoyment is high, and you’re sure to discover some new authors and styles to explore.

Wednesday 04/11/2020 - Ottessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from New England. Her first book, McGlue, a novella, won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award. She is also the author of the short story collection Homesick for Another World. Her stories have been published in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and Granta, and have earned her a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award, the Plimpton Discovery Prize, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Eileen, her first novel, was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction; My Year of Rest and Relaxation, her second novel, was a New York Times bestseller.

A Better Place

In this story from Moshfegh’s acclaimed collection Homesick for Another World we meet Urszula and her brother Waldamar, children convinced that Earth is not their true home. The siblings believe to get home they must either die, or kill the right person. But who do they need to kill? 

You can read the story at LitHub here: https://lithub.com/homesick-for-another-world/ 

Christian Lorentzen, reviewing the collection in Vulture, wrote, "The stories in Homesick for Another World are mostly marvels, but none of them are marvels of plot. Voice, mood, atmosphere, and the piercing detail are the native elements of her arsenal."


Registrations required. Email contact will be made prior to event start with event details.

Please see each week's booking for information on stories to be discussed and how to access them.

 

 

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library


Hours
Mon, Nov 30 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Tue, Dec 01 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Wed, Dec 02 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, Dec 03 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Dec 04 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 05 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Dec 06 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library offers a range of programs and services to stimulate lifelong learning and creativity for adults, young people and children alike.

These include digital literacy programs, regular children’s storytime sessions, creative programs and events, including author talks, panel discussions, films and music performances as well as events in community languages.

The library has a range of flexible learning spaces, which can be used for quiet study or group discussions.

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