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Elif Batuman



Elif Batuman has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. She is the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. The recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award, and a Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor, she also holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
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Non fiction
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2018) : The Idiot
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2018) : The Idiot


Elif Batuman recommends
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Eternal Life (2018)
Dara Horn
"Eternal Life takes the psychological novel to places I've never seen before...Riveting, startling, hilarious, and sad--I've never read anything like it."
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Convenience Store Woman (2018)
Sayaka Murata
"I picked up this novel on a trip to Japan and couldn’t put it down. A haunting, dark, and often hilarious take on society’s expectations of the single woman. As an extra bonus, it totally transformed my experience of going to convenience stores in Tokyo."

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