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The Public Humanities Initiative invites you to a lively reading and conversation with author Elif Batuman, PhD '07.  Elif Batuman’s first novel, The Idiot, was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction in the UK. The sequel, Either/Or, was published in 2022. She is also the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010 and holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University.

Masks strongly recommended and appreciated. 

This event is co-sponsored by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Office. 

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