Elif Batuman, The Idiot *OFFSITE EVENT*

At Evanston Public Library: Co-Sponsored by Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University's Middle East and North African Studies (MENA)

Turkish-American author and writer Elif Batuman will read from her novel, The Idiot. Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Bookpage, Vogue, NPR,  Buzzfeed, and many others, The Idiot is a  portrait of the artist as a young woman--a novel about not just discovering, but inventing oneself. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard in 1995 and winds up coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer.
Elif Batuman has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. She is the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. The recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and a Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor, she also holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University. The Idiot  is her first novel. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Event date: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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ISBN: 9781594205613
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Penguin Press - March 14th, 2017