André Aciman, a memoirist, essayist and New York Times bestselling novelist, is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is the author of the Whiting Award-winning memoir Out of Egypt, which details his childhood growing up Jewish in post-colonial Egypt. In 2017, his novel Call Me by Your Name was adapted into a widely acclaimed film and named one of the top ten films of the year by the American Film Institute. He is also the author of False Papers, Alibis and three other novels, Eight White Nights, Harvard Square and Enigma Variations. He is currently working on a novel and a collection of essays.