Elif Batuman

Elif Batuman is a staff writer for the New Yorker. She grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in New York, where she was a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library from 2013-2014. Her first book, The Possessed, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award and a PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award. She has also received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a Whiting Writers’

Award, and The Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humour. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, n+1, Harper’s and the London Review of Books.

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