Elif Batuman

novelist and nonfiction writer "The Idiot;" The New Yorker

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Elif Batuman is a novelist and a regular contributor to the New Yorker.

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In 1995, email was a relatively new and exciting way to communicate.

'The Idiot:' A story of first love in college during the '90s

In 1995, email was a relatively new and exciting way to communicate.

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Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent.

Elif Batuman: The Idiot

Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent.

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