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Elif Batuman in conversation with Beth Blum | Writers Speak

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Thursday, November 17, 2022 6pm to 7:30pm

Elif Batuman

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Thursday, November 17, 2022 6pm to 7:30pm

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About the Speakers: Elif Batuman’s first novel, The Idiot, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and for the Women’s Prize. She is also the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. She has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2010, and holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. Her second novel, Either/Or, was published in 2022. Beth Blum teaches modern and contemporary literature at Harvard University, where she is the Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English. Her book, The Self-Help Compulsion: Searching for Advice in Modern Literature was published in 2020 with Columbia University Press. About the Series: Writers Speak, a series of literary conversations at the Mahindra Humanities Center, is convened by Duncan White, Associate Director of Studies in History & Literature at Harvard University.

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