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Baruch College Presents Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Elif Batuman

Elif Batuman
Elif Batuman, Spring 2015 Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence


NEW YORK, NY-February 19, 2015 - The Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Program, part of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College presents a reading and conversation with author Elif Batuman, Spring 2015 Harman-Writer-In-Residence. The reading will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at 5:45 p.m. in the Baruch College Information and Technology Building (Library Building) at 151 East 25th Street in the Rackow Room and Lounge. A Q&A with the audience will follow the reading.

Elif Batuman will be reading from “Who Killed Tolstoy,” an excerpt from her book The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. From 2010 to 2013, Batuman served as a Writer-in-Residence at Koc University in Istanbul, where she also reported for The New Yorker on various aspects of Turkish life. She is a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, a Whiting Writers Award, and the Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University. She moved to New York in 2013 and is currently working on her first novel.




WHAT:   The Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence, Elif Batuman

WHEN:   5:45 p.m., March 24

WHERE: Rackow Room 750 and Lounge, Information and Technology Building (Library), 151 East 25th Street





About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to




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