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André Aciman



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We are not all written for one instrument; I am not, neither are you,’ declaims the narrator in André Aciman’s Call Me by Your Name. That, says one New York Times critic, may be the ‘mission statement for Aciman’s entire oeuvre …’

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Egyptian-American novelist’s latest novel, Enigma Variations. Released last year, it explores the idea that character may be at once varied and enigmatic. In Aciman’s world, individuals discover new parts of themselves through wide-ranging romantic and sexual encounters across genders.

Aciman’s exploration of queer sexuality and all-consuming desire played out in his first novel, 2007’s Call Me by Your Name. The book has enjoyed a resurgence of interest, thanks to the Oscar-winning film by Luca Guadagnino, released last year.

Join André Aciman for a conversation about life, love, lust and his recent brush with Hollywood stardom.

Hares & Hyenas will be our bookseller at this event.


André Aciman

André Aciman was born in Alexandria, Egypt and is an American memoirist, essayist, novelist and scholar of 17th-century literature. Andre Aciman was born in Alexandria, Egypt and is an American memoirist, essayist, novelist, and scholar of seventeenth-century literature. He has also written many es... Read more

Dennis Altman

Dennis Altman has written 15 books since his groundbreaking Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation. The Bulletin listed him as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever. He is Patron of the Australian Queer Archives and Pride Foundation Australia.


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