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EIBF 2022: Ottessa Moshfegh, ‘Power, Cruelty and Savage Faith’

You never want to hear an artist discuss the intricacies of their process too much: an overabundance of detail will detract from the intrigue of the piece and remove some of the capacity the audience has to attach their own views to the work. There is an element of this idea captured in the phrase […]

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Man Booker Prize Shortlist: Eileen

Born off the back of a desire to rake in the dollar, as Moshfegh candidly admits in an interview with The Guardian, Eileen tells the tale of a lovelorn misfit trapped in suburban New England, imprisoned by the demands of an increasingly erratic and alcoholic father. The sense of suffocation this breeds is compounded by […]