Elif Batuman

Elif Batuman is the author of The Idiot, which was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in fiction. She is also the author of The Possessed, a collection of comical interconnected essays about Russian literature. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010.
Illustrated portrait of Elif Batuman and Ama Codjoe

A Failed Book Club

How does one decide when to give up and stop reading?
Elif Batuman
Ama Codjoe
June 14, 2021