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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
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:54:41 -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 Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:26:15 -0700

From left: Zadie Smith, Rebecca Curtis, Mohsin Hamid, R.L. Stine, Rivka Galchen, Nicholson Baker, Anthony Marra, David Baldacci, Elif Batuman, James Patterson.Credit Artwork by Lisa Kokin. Photographs by Marko Metzinger. To see the story unfold, click ...
 
The New Yorker
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:11:15 -0700

... character—and a different kind of power than if it had gone to either of them alone.” Credit. This week on newyorker.com, Amy Davidson on the Nobel Peace Prize, Elif Batuman on “Gone Girl,” and Jonathan Blitzer on the role of Reddit in Spanish ...
 
Washington Post
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:31:15 -0700

The selections in Happiness: Ten Years of n+1 (Faber & Faber; paperback, $16) tacitly argue that just about anything can bear the weight of literary analysis — thus Elif Batuman's irreverent sketch of Isaac Babel scholars makes a certain sense ...
 
The New Yorker
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:41:15 -0700

Halfway through the Paris collections, it became clear that, with a few notable exceptions, there would be two options for style-conscious women come spring: look like a half-drowned, Pre-Raphaelite morphine addict; or a kicky, Françoise Hardy-esque yé ...

Flavorwire

Flavorwire
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:16:14 -0700

(Elif Batuman's recent piece on marriage as abduction chimes here.) But Tiffany, who often riffs on her financial and intellectual dependence on Stephen, quickly takes flight once the couple relocates to Europe, where they decide to move (more or less ...
 
Today's Zaman
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:23:38 -0700

After writing that last paragraph I turned to the Internet to do a little more research about the book and the actual museum which the author built in İstanbul, and I came across a fabulous piece by Elif Batuman for the London Review of Books. After ...

Free Times

Free Times
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:32:00 -0700

Best thing I've read recently: “A nonfiction memoir called The Possessed by Elif Batuman, who is a Turkish American who writes sometimes for the New Yorker. It's about her adventures learning and studying Russian literature, and it is hilarious. You ...
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