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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 was writer-in-residence at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey [8] from 2010 to 2013. Now she lives in New York.[9]

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. ^ Bio of Elif Batuman, New Yorker contributors page.
  10. ^ Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award recipients
  11. ^ Whiting Writers' Award

External links[edit]


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Elif Batuman and Ben Greenman In Conversation

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Global Art Forum_7: (MENA) Middle East Nervous Anxiety_1 (Polemic by Elif Batuman)

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Gary Shteyngart reads an excerpt from his new book, Super Sad True Love Story (2010). This latest work from Shteyngart follows his widely acclaimed The Russi... Author and satirist Gary...

Elif Batuman at Cúirt 2011

Elif Batuman reads from her book: The Possessed, Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, at Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway, Ireland, April 12-17 2011....

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:22:30 -0700

“Oh, American!” He laughed a hollow laugh. “No, I've asked my man if he will find me a Turk or something…something nearer to the Oriental.” Connie really wondered at this queer, melancholy specimen. For many readers, this exchange might have slipped ...

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:07:30 -0700

The new therapy aims to stimulate the brain with small currents applied to the scalp. Credit Illustration by Harry Campbell. “What does this part of the brain do, again?” I asked, pointing to the electrode on my right temple. “That's the right inferior ...

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:37:30 -0700

Paleontologists have been saying for more than a century that brontosauruses were really apatosauruses. Credit Image from ullstein bild / Getty. For the first time in more than a century, admirers of the brontosaurus no longer need to defend their ...
 
New York Times
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:28:02 -0700

A provincial court in Turkey sentenced a college student to one year in prison on Thursday for the offense of “insulting a public official” by sharing a satirical news story about a regional governor on Twitter. The student, Meral Tutcali, said in an ...

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:45:00 -0700

The word “marriage” occurs about a hundred times in Gillian Flynn's novel “Gone Girl”; there are sixty instances of “husband.” “Wife” maxes out the Kindle search feature at a hundred instances in the first hundred and forty-seven pages—that's just ...

New York Post

New York Post
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:18:45 -0700

... who appears to be flexible but inside is “very hard.” The feature rises to the level of a must-read. Elsewhere, do we really need nine pages about what it's like for the brain to receive small electronic currents? Elif Batuman said it made him feel ...
 
Herald Scotland
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0700

American author Elif Batuman tweeted recently: "Every day I wake consumed by rage because Wolf Hall isn't about wolves." She can keep channelling her anger elsewhere because Sarah Hall's new novel, The Wolf Border, is about wolves. American author ...
 
New Yorker
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:18:45 -0800

Turkey's renewed interest in its Ottoman past is often associated with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whose “neo-Ottomanist” political program has tried to rehabilitate figures like Sultan Süleyman, who ruled the empire from 1520 to 1566. Part of ...
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