André Aciman, PhD

André Aciman, PhD

André Aciman was born in Alexandria, Egypt and is an American memoirist, essayist, novelist, and scholar of seventeenth-century literature. is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. He is currently chair of the PhD 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.

Professor 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. He has also published False Papers: Essays in Exile and Memory (2001) and Alibis: Essays on Elswhere, and two novels, Eight White Nights (2010) and Call Me By Your Name (2007), for which he won the Lambda Literary Award for Men's Fiction (2008). His forthcoming novel Harvard Square will be published in Spring 2013.

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