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Elif Batuman

Elif Batuman is an author, academic, and journalist. She has a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford and has been a staff writer at New Yorker since 2010. In 2017 she released The Idiot, her debut novel based on her own college experience. Following the success of The Idiot, which was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and for the Women’s Prize, Batuman wrote a sequel, Either/Or, published in 2022, which was named one of Five Books’ “Notable Novels of Summer 2022”.

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