On 12/6/22, Hunter hosted this program as part of the Distinguished Writer Series.
Elif Batuman's first novel, The Idiot, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Women's Prize. 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. Batuman has won a Whiting Writers' Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and The Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford and has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. Her second novel, Either/Or, was published in 2022.
Watch the program below.