André Aciman is the author of Out of Egypt: A Memoir, False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory, and Call Me By Your Name, a novel. He is also the co-author and editor of The Proust Project and Letters of Transit. Born in Alexandria, he has lived in Italy and France. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has taught at Princeton University and Bard College, and is currently the chair of The CUNY Graduate Center's doctoral program in Comparative Literature. Aciman is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a fellowship from The New York Public Library's Center for Scholars and Writers. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and Commentary.