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

Life[edit]

Born in New York City to Turkish parents, she 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]

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]

She currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey, where she is the writer-in-residence at Koç University.[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. ^ Koç University writer-in-residence
  9. ^ Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award recipients
  10. ^ Whiting Writers' Award

External links[edit]


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7 news items

 
Vox
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:47:57 -0700

For The Sanctuary, Elif Batuman traveled to Southeastern Turkey to visit the city of Urfa, which many Muslims believe to be the birthplace of the prophet Abraham. ("WELCOME TO THE CITY OF PROPHETS," spelled the Vegas-esque lights outside Batuman's ...

Boise Weekly

Boise Weekly
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 03:06:17 -0700

As Elif Batuman observed, calling a book a "classic" has a way of making people's eyes glaze over. Batuman, author of The Possessed, was writing about Russian literature in particular--which may make her point more understandable to some people--but it ...

The Millions

The Millions
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:01:46 -0700

Chad Harbach, Keith Gessen, Benjamin Kunkel and Elif Batuman all launched their careers through its pages. Pieces by these writers, and several more, are included here. (Mark). cover Neverhome by Laird Hunt: According to letters and accounts from the ...
 
Globo.com
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:42:57 -0700

A organização da edição 2014 da Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty (Flip), que vai de 30 de julho a 3 de agosto, divulgou nesta terça-feira (29) uma lista de autores que também vão participar de eventos em São Paulo e no Rio. Entre os dias 4 e 7 ...
 
Globo.com
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:29:21 -0700

O Google divulgou nesta terça-feira (29) um mapa interativo com os principais pontos turísticos e espaços oficiais da Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty (Flip). O evento, que vai de 30 de julho a 3 de agosto, irá homenagear nesta edição o escritor ...
 
El País.com (España)
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:28:59 -0700

Elif Batuman. Que una escritora especialista en literatura barbuda rusa tire de chiste en su nombre para internet (y en su avatar) ya explica mucho: firma @bananakarenina, con un retrato del personaje tocado con un sombrerito con plátano inclinado ...
 
Olhar Direto
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:45:00 -0700

Antes do anúncio desta terça-feira, a Flip já tinha confirmado a presença da nova-iorquina Elif Batuman, do russo Vladímir Sorókin, do chileno Jorge Edwards, da argentina Graciela Mochkofsky, do mexicano Juan Villoro e do peruano-americano Daniel ...
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