Ottessa Moshfegh is a Boston-based fiction writer. Fence, Noon, Vice, The Paris Review, and other literary publications and online journals have published her short stories. She received the Plimpton Discovery Prize for her stories in The Paris Review last year, as well as the Modern Prize in Prose from Fence Books, which will publish her first novel, McGlue, in November 2014. The National Endowment for the Arts recently awarded her a creative writing fellowship. She has a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in creative writing from Brown University, and she is currently a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University, where she is working on a new novel and a collection of short stories. She lives in Oakland, California.