Few writers today can conjure the full scope of love and longing as devastatingly as André Aciman. Hailed by The New York Review of Books as a writer of “fiction at its most supremely interesting”, his latest novel, Enigma Variations, tells the story of a man’s life and loves from boyhood holidays to late adulthood. Hear the celebrated Call Me by Your Name author in conversation with Angela Ledgerwood about a masterful rendering of one man’s life in love that maps the most inscrutable corners of passion.
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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.
Angela Ledgerwood is the host and creator of the Lit Up Podcast, a weekly chat show with the world's most provocative writers and thinkers. She currently writes Esquire Magazine's monthly online books coverage and hosts live literary events at Neuehouse in NYC. In 2017 she was a programmer for Fast Company's Innovation Festival in NYC. Her non fiction writing has appeared in Interview Magazine, Marie Claire USA, Cosmopolitan USA, Elle USA, New York Magazine, and Condé Nast Traveler.