André Aciman is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY and the director of The Writers’ Institute. He is the author of Call Me by Your Name, Out of Egypt: A Memoir, False Papers, Alibis, Eight White Nights, Harvard Square, and Enigma Variations. He is the co-author and editor of Letters of Transit and of The Proust Project. André is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a fellowship from The New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He has written for publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books and several volumes of Best American Essays. He is currently working on a novel and a collection of essays.