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André Aciman    

Author; Best Known for "Call Me by Your Name"

Andre Aciman is an author, professor, and a specialist in seventeenth-century French literature and modern European literature.

Professor Aciman received his B.A. from CUNY's Lehman College, his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Currently, Aciman is a distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University in New York, where he teaches the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust.As well, he is the director of The Writers' Institute at The Graduate Center, The Center for the Humanities, and of the Critical Theory Certificate Program. Acimin formerly served as the executive officer of the Doctoral Program in Comparative Literature.

Previously, Aciman taught creative writing at New York University, French literature at Princeton, and at Bard College. In 2009 he was Visiting Distinguished Writer at Wesleyan University.

He is the author of several novels, including Call Me by Your Name (winner, in the Gay Fiction category, of the 2007 Lambda Literary Award) and a 1995 memoir, Out of Egypt, which won a Whiting Award.

Aciman is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship from The New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, The Paris Review, as well as in many volumes of The Best American Essays.

A film adaptation of Aciman's novel, Call Me By Your Name was released in 2017.

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