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.”