Sunday Sep 17

Festival Day & Literary Market

Borough Hall, Brooklyn

Saturday Sep 16

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MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn

September 11 - 17

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Elif Batuman


Elif Batuman is the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them and her first novel, the Idiot. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. Elif is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and a Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University.

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