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.
Our funniest overthinker - and the queen of the campus novel...
Selin is a droll and disarming narrator, and takes her place as one
of the finest hapless scholars in the literary canon.
Batuman has a gift for making the universe seem, somehow, like the benevolent and witty literary seminar you wish it were . . . This novel wins you over in a million micro-observations.
*The New York Times*
A richly suggestive and amusing book.
Such an enchanting writer.
Either/Or is both an entertaining campus novel and an engaging disquisition on the very nature and purpose of novels.
*Financial Times, *Summer Reads of 2022**