We’re proud to announce that Elif Batuman, along with nine other writers, has won a Whiting Award. You can read more about the very generous award at the Whiting Foundation. You should definitely read as much as possible by Elif, starting with The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them—signed copies are available at the n+1 store. Elif completists can reference an online list of her work. The list, however, is out of date: it most notably does not include the second part of her memoir “Summer in Samarkand,” published in Issue 9, and her recent review of Mark McGurl’s Program Era in the London Review of Books. Also, check out Elif’s blog. Congratulations Elif!
September 18, 2021
I have been sucked into an alternate dimension where 9/11 is celebrated with boxing matches, like Thanksgiving and football.
- Online Only
- It’s Triller Night, Marv!
- Matthew Shen Goodman
September 15, 2021
Christopher K. Ho, Daisy Nam, Iftikhar Dadi, Rachel Ossip, and Dushko Petrovich Córdova in conversation
- A discussion of Best! at the Institute for Comparative Modernities