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André Aciman in conversation with Kirsty Lang

Cartagena 2024, 

One of the most acclaimed authors of the moment, André Aciman (Egypt/United States) is the author of five novels and a range of books of non-fiction. He was educated at Harvard University and currently lectures at Bard College and at the universities of Princeton and New York. He came to prominence with his first novel, Call Me By Your Name (2008), made into a film by Luca Guadagnino in 2017. Aciman presents his most recent book, essays with much of memoir in them, Homo irrealis (2023), in which he looks back on his life and talks about some of the great authors of global literature: Proust, Freud, Cavafis, Pessoa, Rohmer and Sebald. The book explores nostalgia for a past that no longer exists and imagines all the possibilities for that past life, and a future one, but walking the fine limit between fantasy and reality. In conversation with Kirsty Lang.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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André Aciman in conversation with Kirsty Lang