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The Institute continues the series of evenings with American authors that speak about their ties with Italy: this evening with Egypt born writer Andrè Aciman.

André Aciman is currently distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York teaching the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust. His memoir, Out of Egypt (1995), won a Whiting Award. He previously taught creative writing at New York University and French literature at Princeton University. In 2009 Aciman was Visiting Distinguished Writer at Wesleyan University. His influences include Marcel Proust and James Joyce.
Aciman was born in Egypt in a French-speaking home where family members also spoke Italian, Greek, Ladino, and Arabic. Aciman moved with his family to Italy at the age of fifteen and then to New York at nineteen.
He has a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Lehman College and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University.

In April it will be David Leavitt’s turn and in May Rachel Kushner will be our guest.


Date: Monday, March 14, 2016

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organized by : IIC

Entrance : Free


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