Fort Greene store:
Thursday, April 6, 7:30 PM
Elif Batuman presents The Idiot
In conversation with Hanya Yanagihara
Greenlight is thrilled to host Elif Batuman as she presents her hotly-anticipated debut novel The Idiot. Part coming-of-age, part love story, semi-autobiographical and steeped in the devastating power of words, Batuman’s debut tells the story of a freshman at Harvard in the mid-90s as she navigates email, travel, and the hyperstimulation and absurdity of the university experience. Batuman’s work has been praised as having an “exceptional discernment, comedic brilliance, and soulful inquisitiveness,” (Booklist). She is joined in conversation by bestselling author Hanya Yanagihara, whose novel A Little Life was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Man Booker Prize, and was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times among many other publications.