Lecture «My personal history with Russian literature»
Welcome to a meeting with Elif Batuman, American writer.
Today she will share her personal history with Russian literature, talk about her relationship between her Turkish background and the interest in Russian literature, including especially the novels of Dostoevsky.
Elif Batuman has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. From 2010 to 2013 she lived in Istanbul, Turkey, where she was a writer-in-residence at Koç University. Her first novel, The Idiot, was a finalist for a 2018 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Her book of comical interconnected essays about Russian literature, The Possessed, was a finalist for a 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is a recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and the Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor, and she holds a doctoral degree in comparative literature from Stanford University.
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