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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

Elif Batuman, author of The Possessed, and Ben Greenman, author of Celebrity Chekhov, discuss their books and more with Jewcy.com.

Elif Batuman and Gary Shteyngart

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Where are we right now? Is it Near, Middle or Far? Where does it begin? Does it ever end? Writer and contributor to The New Yorker magazine, Elif Batuman.

Flip 2014 - "Os possessos", com Elif Batuman e Vladímir Sorókin (trecho)

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A Reading with Elif Batuman at Baruch College

Elif Batuman is Baruch College's Harman Writer-in-Residence for the spring 2015 semester. On March 25, Batuman read excerpts from her first book, "The ...

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, ...

BBC Radio 4 - STW: Elif Batuman, Martin Sixsmith, David Runciman, Anne Dudley 11 Apr 11

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Flip dia 02 - Mesas de Elif Batuman, Joël Dicker, Eleanor Catton e outros

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Global Art Forum_7: MENA_1 (Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Elif Batuman, Koyo Kouoh, & Ala Younis)

Where are we right now? Is it Near, Middle or Far? Why does it unnerve the West? Why is it sometimes referred to as "the region" (for lack of a better name)?

Flip 2014 - "Os possessos", com Elif Batuman e Vladímir Sorókin (áudio na íntegra)

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Slate Magazine (blog)

Slate Magazine (blog)
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:38:42 -0700

Reviewing Wallace's 2012 posthumous collection of essays Both Flesh and Not, Gideon Lewis-Kraus argued that Wallace had taught the generation of journalists who came after him—writers like Jamison, Elif Batuman, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Tom Bissell, ...

The New Yorker

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

By Elif Batuman · Share · Tweet. Credit Illustration by Boyoun Kim. Of the many passages that gave me pause when I first read “Lady Chatterley's Lover,” in high school, the one I remember the most clearly is this conversation between Connie, Clifford ...

New York Times

New York Times
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0700

And I think Elif Batuman and Teju Cole are exploding with promise. You've written a column on science books for The Boston Globe. What are your favorite science books? “The Lives of a Cell,” by Lewis Thomas; “On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore ...

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:45:00 -0700

(Elif Batuman recently wrote for the magazine about debates over the effectiveness of transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS, in which a low charge is delivered to the brain.) The strobe reaction Goyer had reported seemed to Sinkevich to be ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
 
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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