Ottessa Moshfegh


The 10 Best Books We Read in 2018

Revelatory short stories, genre-bending prose, and more of our favorite writing from 2018.
Laura Winnick
The 2017 Fiction Issue

An Excerpt from Ottessa Moshfegh's Upcoming Novel, 'My Year of Rest and Relaxation'

A woman decides to hibernate by taking as many psychiatric medications as she can convince her psychiatrist to prescribe her. But reality calls her out of hibernation when her best friend's mother dies, and she must go to the funeral.
Ottessa Moshfegh
The 2017 Fiction Issue

VICE Magazine's 11th Annual Fiction Issue Is Now Online

We have stories from Joyce Carol Oates, Tim Parks, Ottessa Moshfegh, David Shields, Alexia Arthurs, and many more.
Amie Barrodale
The Tight Squeeze Issue

Read 'The Pornographers', New Fiction From Ottessa Moshfegh

A short story by the young American writer.
Ottessa Moshfegh
The 2016 Fiction Issue

VICE Magazine's Tenth Annual Fiction Issue Is Now Online

Ten years ago, it felt like there were a lot of big magazines publishing fiction. In 2016, we are one of the few magazines that still publishes fiction in almost every issue, in addition to this, our yearly fiction issue. That's something.
Amie Barrodale and Clancy Martin

Author Ottessa Moshfegh on Phoniness, Power, and Aligning Yourself with 'Rich White People'

We caught up with the author to talk about her new novel and how she sees her popularity as similar to how people like cronuts.
Rita Bullwinkel
The Fiction Issue 2015

A Short Story About Costumes, Sex, and Lying to Businessmen

'The Surrogate,' by Ottessa Moshfegh
Ottessa Moshfegh
the vice reader

Three Short, Savage Books You Have to Read

'McGlue,' 'The Dig,' and 'Love Hotel' are three feverish novels where the only things that seem for certain are fear and death.
Blake Butler
The Fiction Issue 2013


We sat in the recliners. I ate the cheesecake and my uncle ate the carrot cake. We watched the end of a movie called <i>While You Were Sleeping.</i> Then my uncle emptied his colostomy bag, while I sent that cheesecake down the toilet. I drank some...
Ottessa Moshfegh
The Fiction Issue 2013

Recipe Corner

Here are some suggested dishes to accompany the stories in the 2013 Fiction Issue, directly from a few of the authors who wrote them.
VICE Staff
The Second Annual Fiction Issue


This is a story that started off as a confessional letter. I lived in China during my early 20s and until now haven't wanted to write anything about it. "Medicine" appears here as an excerpt from a novel-in-progress about those years.
Ottessa Moshfegh
The News From All Over Issue

It Happened

We moved into a house a few blocks from the Marcy projects at the end of last summer. In time, it became obvious the place next door was a drug den.
Ottessa Moshfegh
Otessa Moshfegh, Ben Ritter