Elif Batuman

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

Guest

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

Elif Batuman on KCRW

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

from Bookworm

Favorite Books: John Waters and Elif Batuman

from Bookworm

More from KCRW

Japan has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo after a spike in coronavirus cases. This news comes as the Olympics are scheduled to begin there in two weeks.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Getting a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine usually means leaving the house, but not always.

from Greater LA

Part one of two in which Yaa Gyasi discusses the myriad complexities of her novels “Transcendent Kingdom” and “Homegoing.”

from Bookworm

Investigative reporter and documentary producer David Holthouse was sexually assaulted as a child.

from The Business

Downtown LA’s Tower Theatre officially became the site of a new Apple store on June 24.

from Greater LA

Roughly 3 million Americans picked up a golf club for the first time last year.

from Greater LA

Multi-hyphenate Daveed Diggs has a lot going on, including writing and producing his new series on Starz, “Blindspotting.”

from The Business

Actress Uzo Aduba on therapy as process.

from The Treatment

LA theaters are offering new performances — online and in-person.

from Greater LA