André Aciman on Essay Writing


“I’ve found myself constantly using the adverb ‘almost’ and so, I call myself an almost-writer. I reuse it all the time,” says André Aciman in this conversation about his new book of essays, Homo Irrealis (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021), with author Brian Dillon for the London Review Bookshop. “It’s just my way of approaching and avoiding certainties—because I don’t think there are any certainties in life.”

André Aciman at 92Y


“These are people who are basically pulled all over the world, and they have various antecedents that are a bit everywhere.” In an interview with Parul Sehgal at the 92nd Street Y, André Aciman, whose latest novel, Find Me (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019), is a sequel to his 2007 novel, Call Me By Your Name, talks about how his cultural background has influenced the way his characters communicate and interact with one another.


André Aciman


“I write with prose, but I write as a failed poet.” André Aciman speaks about the origins of his writing, working with editors, and teaching Proust with Dennis Glauque and Bing Yang for the Classic Talk series. Aciman’s novel Call Me By Your Name (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007) has been adapted into a feature film directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.

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