Andre Aciman


Andre Aciman was born in Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt on January 2nd, 1951 and is the Novelist. At the age of 73, Andre Aciman biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 2, 1951
United States
Place of Birth
Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
73 years old
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Journalist, Literary Critic, Romanist, University Teacher, Writer
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Lehman College, Harvard University
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Andre Aciman Life

André Aciman (born 2 January 1951) is an American writer.

He was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, and is now a Distinguished Professor at City University of New York's Graduate Center, where he teaches literary theory and Marcel Proust's works.

Aciman taught creative writing at Princeton and Bard College in 2009. He is the author of several books, including Call Me by Your Name (winner of the 2007 Lambda Literary Award and turned into a film) and Out of Egypt, which received a Whiting Award.

Aciman said in an interview in 2019 that his best book to be honeymoon Eight White Nights, although best known for Call Me By Your Name.

Early life and education

Aciman was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and the son of Regine and Henri N. Aciman, who owned a knitting store. His mother was deaf. Aciman was raised in a French-speaking household where family members spoke Italian, Greek, Ladino, and Arabic.

His parents were Sephardic Jews of Turkish and Italian origins from families that had settled in Alexandria in 1905 (Turkish surname: Acman). His family members were unable to become Egyptian citizens as members of one of the Mutamassirun ("foreign") groups. Aciman mistakenly believed he was a French citizen as an infant. He attended British schools in Egypt. His family was saved from Egypt's 1956-1957 exodus and expulsions. However, increased tensions with Israel under President Gamal Nasser placed Jews in a vulnerable situation, and his family left Egypt nine years later in 1965.

Aciman and his mother and brother as refugees in Rome after his father bought Italian citizenship for the family, while his father moved to Paris. In 1968, the couple migrated to New York City. He received a B.A. Lehman College in 1973 was awarded an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature, as well as an M.A. In 1988, Harvard University's Comparative Literature PhD earned a PhD.


Andre Aciman Awards


  • 1995 Whiting Award
  • 2007 Lambda Literary Award
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