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Elif Batuman



Elif Batuman’s first novel, The Idiot, was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in the UK. She is also the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010 and holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University.


Elif Batuman Books

A Cage Went in Search of a Bird book cover

A Cage Went in Search of a Bird

Tommy Orange
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Elif Batuman
The Passenger: Turkey book cover

The Passenger: Turkey

The Passenger
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The Idiot

Elif Batuman
The Possessed book cover

The Possessed

Elif Batuman
The Age of Innocence book cover

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton
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