Andre Aciman
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Andre Aciman

André Aciman is an American memoirist, essayist, and New York Times bestselling novelist originally from Alexandria, Egypt. He has also written many essays and reviews on Marcel Proust. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The New Republic, Condé Nast Traveler, The Paris Review, Granta as well as in many volumes of The Best American Essays.

Aciman grew up in a multilingual and multinational family and attended English-language schools, first in Alexandria and later, after his family moved to Italy in 1965, in Rome. In 1968, Aciman's family moved again, this time to New York City, where he graduated in 1973 from Lehman College. Aciman received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and, after teaching at Princeton University and Bard College, is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. He is currently chair of the Ph. D. Program in Comparative Literature and founder and director of The Writers' Institute at the Graduate Center. He has also taught creative writing at New York University, Cooper Union, and and Yeshiva University. In 2009, Aciman was also Visiting Distinguished Writer at Wesleyan University.

Aciman is the author of the Whiting Award-winning memoir Out of Egypt (1995), an account of his childhood as a Jew growing up in post-colonial Egypt. His books and essays have been translated in many languages. In addition to Out of Egypt (1995), Aciman has published False Papers: Essays in Exile and Memory (2001) and Alibis: Essays on Elswhere (2011), and four novels, Enigma Variations (2017), Harvard Square (2013), Eight White Nights (2010) and Call Me By Your Name (2007), for which he won the Lambda Literary Award for Men's Fiction (2008). He also edited Letters of Transit (1999) and The Proust Project (2004) and prefaced Monsieur Proust (2003), The Light of New York (2007), Condé Nast Traveler's Room With a View (2010) and Stefan Zweig's Journey to the Past (2010). His novel Call Me by Your Name has been turned into a film (2017), directed by Luca Guadagnino, with a screenplay by James Ivory, and starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.

He is currently working on his fifth novel and a collection of essays.

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    • Call Me by Your Name

    • A Novel
    • By: André Aciman
    • Narrated by: Armie Hammer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera....

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    • By Nico L. on 10-07-17

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    • Llámame por tu nombre [Call Me by Your Name]

    • By: André Aciman
    • Narrated by: Roberto Gutiérrez-Teyssier
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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    En una localidad de la costa de Italia, durante la década de los ochenta, la familia de Elio instauró la tradición de recibir en el verano a estudiantes o creadores jóvenes que, a cambio de alojamiento, ayudaran al cabeza de familia, catedrático, en sus compromisos culturales....

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    • By alex on 09-17-18

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    • Harvard Square

    • A Novel
    • By: Andre Aciman
    • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    It’s the fall of 1977, and amid the lovely, leafy streets of Cambridge a young Harvard graduate student, a Jew from Egypt, longs more than anything to become an assimilated American....

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    • World within a Cambridge World

    • By David on 05-24-13

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    • Eight White Nights

    • A Novel
    • By: Andre Aciman
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eight White Nights is an unforgettable journey through that enchanted terrain where passion and fear and the sheer craving to ask for love and to show love can forever alter who we are....

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    • By Rebecca Black on 10-21-11

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