André Aciman was born in Alexandria, Egypt and is an American memoirist, essayist, novelist, and scholar of seventeenth-century literature. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Call Me by Your Name and Find Me as well as of Out of Egypt and Eight White Nights, among other books. Homo Irrealis, his forthcoming collection of essays, will appear in January 2021. Audible will soon release his novella The Gentleman from Peru. Aciman is the director of The Writers’ Institute and teaches Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY.