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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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Curbed National

Curbed National
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 09:37:30 -0800

The Ace Hotels list of upcoming guests include Elif Batuman, Catherine Chung, Chelsea Hodson, Saeed Jones, Kiese Laymon, Atticus Lish, Lucas Mann, Sigrid Nunez, Chinelo Okparanta, Daniel Jose Older, Dale Peck, and an arts duo named DarkMatter.

The New Yorker

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

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:18:45 -0800

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Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:00:27 -0800

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The New Yorker

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:09:11 -0700

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Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:58:19 -0800

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Tue, 20 Jan 2009 05:31:33 -0800

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