Ottessa Moshfegh and Luke Goebel - You're Booked

This week we are beyond excited to welcome an absolutely legendary author whose work has been a mainstay of the podcast since day one. It's Ottessa Moshfegh with her writing partner and husband Luke Goebel! Ottessa is the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation (a YB staple), Lapvona, Homesick For Another World, Death in Her Hands and McGlue. Luke's debut Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours won the Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize while his next novel Kill Dick will be released in 2024. Together Ottessa and Luke wrote the screenplay for the film Causeway and have now collaborated on an adaptation of Ottessa's acclaimed novel Eileen, which is released in cinemas on December 1st. We talked to them about formative reads, phoning Ken Kesey, aliens and Metallica.

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Daisy Buchanan - Limelight

Ottessa Moshfegh - Eileen

Ottessa Moshfegh - My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh - Homesick For Another World

Luke Goebel - Fourteen Stories, None of Them Are Yours

Elfriede Jelinek - The Piano Teacher

JoAnna Novak - Contradiction Days

Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis - The Shards

Ben Ehrenreich - The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

Guy de Maupassant - The Necklace and Other Stories

Rosamond Lehmann - Invitation to the Waltz

Ken Kesey - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Pictures of a Gone World

Diane di Prima - Selected Poems

Ross Gay - Book of Delights

Abbott Kahler - Where You End

Margery Higdon - Alien Abduction of The Wyoming Hunter

Whitley Strieber - Communion

Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex

Edith Wharton - House of Mirth

Henry James - Portrait of a Lady

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