Hello, this is Elif Batuman. I don’t update this page very often – for more timely updates, please sign up for my newsletter, The Elif Life.

My most recent novel, Either/Or, is out in paperback with Penguin Press and Jonathan Cape.

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. My Substack (newsletter) is here.

If you would like to know what my mortal envelope looks like (for now), here is a picture by Claudia Gori.

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