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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday Noon with Elif Batuman and Jami Attenberg

12:15 - 1:30 PM
Hampton Room, Malott Commons
Scripps College
345 E. 9th Street
9th and Columbia
Claremont, 91711
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(909) 607-8508

Elif Batuman and Jami Attenberg visit Scripps to share from their new books, "The Idiot," and "All Grown Up," which reflect on the ways we invent and reinvent ourselves over time. Scripps faculty Kimberly Drake joins them for a conversation. Batuman has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. She is the author of "The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them." The recipient of the Whiting Writers' award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and a Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor, she also holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Stanford University. Attenberg is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including "The Middlesteins" and "Saint Mazie." She has contributed essays about sex, urban life, and food to The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and Lenny Letter, among other publications. She divides her time between Brooklyn and New Orleans.

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