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André Aciman

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André Aciman was born in Alexandria, Egypt and is an American memoirist, essayist, novelist, and scholar of seventeenth-century literature. 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 Paris Review, The New Republic, Condé Nast Traveler as well as in many volumes of The Best American Essays. Aciman received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University, has taught at Princeton and Bard and is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at The CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently chair of the Ph. D. Program in Comparative Literature and founder and director of The Writers' Institute at the Graduate Center.

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Q&A with André Aciman, Feb. 22nd to March 5

I'm hosting a discussion of Eight White Nights with readers, answering questions and seeing what people think about the novel.

You can join the group here, and contribute to the discussion here.

And if you'd like to read an excerpt, you can do so here. Read more of this blog post »
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