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Elif Batuman (born in 1977) is an American author, academic, and journalist.[1]

Early life[edit]

Elif Batuman was born in New York City to Turkish parents, and grew up in New Jersey. She graduated from Harvard College, and received her doctorate in comparative literature from Stanford University, where she taught.[2] While in graduate school, Batuman studied the Uzbek language in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Her dissertation, The Windmill and the Giant: Double-Entry Bookkeeping in the Novel,[3] is about the process of social research and solitary construction undertaken by novelists.[1]

Career[edit]

In February, 2010, she published her first book, The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, based on material previously published in The New Yorker,[4] Harper's Magazine,[5] and n+1,[6][7] which details her experiences as a graduate student. Her writing has been described as "almost helplessly epigrammatical."[2]

Batuman is writer-in-residence at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey.[8]

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

Articles[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Slate review of "The Possessed"
  2. ^ a b New York Times review of "The Possessed"
  3. ^ I am a doctor.
  4. ^ New Yorker articles
  5. ^ Harper's Magazine articles
  6. ^ n+1 articles
  7. ^ 'The Meaning of Russia', Oxonian Review
  8. ^ "Department of English Language and Comparative Literature - Elif Batuman". Koç University. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  9. ^ Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award recipients
  10. ^ Whiting Writers' Award

External links[edit]


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The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:09:11 -0700

As the Eskimos were said to have seven words for snow, today's Americans have a near-infinite vocabulary for gradations of awkwardness—there are some six hundred entries in Urban Dictionary. We have Awktoberfest (awkwardness that seems to last a ...

Flavorwire

Flavorwire
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:00:18 -0700

Elif Batuman's “Babel in California” (also in her wonderful book, The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them) was a fantastic piece of writing about a California conference on the Russian writer Isaac Babel and the comic ...
 
Interlochen
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:48:45 -0700

At The New Yorker, Elif Batuman does a deep dive into the world of awkwardness: "'Awkward' implies both solidarity and implication. Nobody is exempt. Awkwardness comes from the realization that, when you look around the world, it's difficult to ...

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:11:05 -0700

National Guardsmen stand outside a temporary command center in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 20, 2014. Credit Photograph by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty. Armed violence has been unremitting this summer, the centenary of the First World War.

Flavorwire

Flavorwire
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:02:11 -0700

... conversations with women at a clothing shop; punk icon Kim Gordon; human rights journalist Mac McCelland; and essays by writers like Elif Batuman and Sarah Nicole Prickett. And that's barely scratching the surface of this dense book, which runs a ...

National Post

National Post
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:00:00 -0700

Sure, the conversation of Women in Clothes includes the thoughts of every current living women whose style you've ever been remotely curious about, including Kim Gordon, Tavi Gevinson, Elif Batuman, Emily Gould, Gabrielle Bell, Rivka Galchen, Eileen ...
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