Novelist and screenwriter Ottessa Moshfegh reads from her work along with senior students in the Program in Creative Writing.

The C.K. Williams Reading Series, named in honor of the late Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet C.K. Williams, who served on Princeton’s Creative Writing faculty for 20 years, showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing with established writers as special guests.

  • Janie Kim ’21
  • Sophia Marusic ’21
  • Shira Moolten ’21
  • Naomi Park ’21
  • Jillian Quigley ’21



The virtual reading is free and open to the public. Presented on Zoom; no registration required.

Meeting ID: 955 6268 0695



If you are in need of access accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or email at least 2 weeks in advance of the event date.


ottessa standing with hand opening screen door

Photo by Jake Belcher

Ottessa Moshfegh is a novelist and screenwriter from Massachusetts. Her books include the Pen/Hemingway Award-winning debut novel, Eileen, and the New York Times bestseller, My Year of Rest and Relaxation. She is also the author of a novella, McGlue, and a short story collection, Homesick for Another World. Her essays and short fiction are occasionally published in The New Yorker, Granta, and The Paris Review. Her last novel, Death in Her Hands, came out in June 2020. She lives in southern California. Learn more about Ottessa at Penguin Random House

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  • Program in Creative Writing