Hello, this is Elif Batuman. I just started a Substack where you can follow my life and thoughts.

My new novel, Either/Or, just came out in paperback with Penguin Press and Jonathan Cape. Thanks to everyone who came out for the tour!

Either/Or is a sequel to my first novel, The Idiot, which was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Both novels are set in the 1990s, which is when I learned everything I know about web design.

You can find a PR-type bio here. News is here. If you would like to know what my mortal envelope looks like (for now), this is a photo:

Batuman headshot Kuzan
photo credit: Valentyn Kuzan

Thanks for stopping by!