FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will present award-winning American author Ottessa Moshfegh as the next reader in its Visiting Writers Series. Sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, the reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center.

The free event will be followed by a meet and greet with the author.

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. “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.

Her next book, “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” a novel, is due out in July. She lives in southern California.

For more information, contact: Jeffrey Thomson, UMF professor of creative writing, at 778-7454, or [email protected].

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