December 13, 2022

Elif Batuman and Mark Krotov in conversation

A discussion about Either/Or

Join n+1 and the Brooklyn Public Library for a discussion between n+1 coeditor and publisher Mark Krotov and contributor Elif Batuman. They’ll be discussing Batuman’s bestselling new novel, Either/Or. Registration is required—RSVP here.


Tuesday, December 13 
6:00–7:30 PM
Brooklyn Heights Library

About the book: From the acclaimed and bestselling author of The IdiotEither/Or is the continuation of beloved protagonist Selin’s quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthood. Selin is the luckiest person in her family: the only one who was born in America and got to go to Harvard. Now it’s sophomore year, 1996, and Selin knows she has to make it count. Unfolding with the propulsive logic and intensity of youth, Either/Or is a landmark novel by one of our most brilliant writers. Hilarious, revelatory, and unforgettable, its gripping narrative will confront you with searching questions that persist long after the last page.

“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.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times