André Aciman
Award Winning Author of Call Me By Your Name


André Aciman was born in Alexandria, Egypt in a multi-language household. He is the author of Call Me By Your Name, Out of Egypt, False Papers, and the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his family in Manhattan.

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Andre Aciman's 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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Enigma Variations charts the life of a man named Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and as covetous throughout his adulthood as they were in his adolescence.

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AlibisEssays on Elsewhere
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Celebrated as one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, André Aciman has written a luminous series of linked essays about time, place, identity, and art that show him at his very finest.

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Out of EgyptA Memoir
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This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later.

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In these fourteen essays Andre Aciman, one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, dissects the experience of loss, moving from his forced departure from Alexandria as a teenager, though his brief stay in Europe and finally to the home he's made (and half invented) on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

An Evening With André Aciman
With the immense success of his writing career, André Aciman talks on his creative process for his works of fiction and non fiction. Including the now Oscar nominated film adaptation of his novel Call Me By Your Name, Aciman also speaks about his work going beyond the page.






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Take a look at this in depth interview with Aciman on longreads.com

Aciman talks about love and identity in this interview with glamour.com

In this feature in The New York Post, Aciman encourages people not to be afraid of same-sex crushes

Check out this glowing review of Aciman’s novel, Enigma Variations inThe New York Times

Praise for Call Me By Your Name
“I finally read André Aciman’s deeply moving novel Call Me by Your Name, racing to do so before I saw Luca Guadagnino’s (sublime) movie adaptation with its sensitive screenplay by James Ivory—and I adored it.”
—Hamish Bowles, Vogue.com (Best Books We Read All Year)

“Superb...The beauty of Aciman's writing and the purity of his passions should place this extraordinary first novel within the canon of great romantic love stories for everyone.”
—Charles Kaiser, The Washington Post Book World

“An extraordinary examination of longing and the complicated ways in which we negotiate the experience of attraction....It's startling that a novel so bracingly unsentimental—alert to the ways we manipulate, second-guess, forestall, and finally reach stumblingly toward one another—concludes with such emotional depths.”
—Mark Doty, O, The Oprah Magazine

Praise for Enigma Variations
"Aciman writes arousal so beautifully you miss it when it's gone . . . [Aciman is] up to something bolder this time . . . Aciman is all the way himself here. He writes with the ferocity of a writer who's finally getting his vision down, and he has to say it, has to get it out. He's made a magnificent, living thing."
—Paul Lisicky, New York Times Book Review

"A breathless, sketched rendering of one man’s life in love, Aciman’s novel speaks earnestly not only of longing and lust, but also of more complicated emotions . . . [Aciman] portrays Paul convincingly as a sensuous and self-aware figure, forever treading the border between melodrama and tragedy."
Publishers Weekly

"Is there any writer out there who can conjure the seismic swings and loop-the-loop giddiness of sexual infatuation the way that André Aciman can? He first revealed this talent in his debut novel, Call Me By Your Name, the book that sealed his reputation along with his sublime memoir, Out of Egypt . . . The allure of Enigma Variations rests in its agile sense of the heart’s paradoxes and might-have-beens."
—Michael Upchurch, Boston Globe