WEST HOLLYWOOD — “Call Me By Your Name” author André Aciman, whose best-selling novel is the basis of the the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated film of the same name, will discuss his book next week as part the city’s WeHo Reads program.
COMING TO WEHO
The free event will take place February 23 at 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library in the City’s Council Chambers-Public Meeting Room.
Validated parking will be available in the adjacent five-story parking structure. A book sale and signing event will follow the conversation.
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‘CALL ME BY YOUR NAME’
The book “Call Me By Your Name” was released in 2007 and follows a summer love affair between an intellectually precocious 17-year-old U.S.-Italian Jewish boy and a visiting 24-year-old U.S.- Jewish scholar in 1980s Italy and the 20 years that follow their relationship.
The Oscar-nominated film is up for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Original Score, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
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Aciman is a distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York, where he teaches the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust.
Aciman also wrote a 1995 memoir, “Out of Egypt,” which won a Whiting Award. He taught creative writing at New York University and French literature at Princeton and Bard College.
In 2009, Aciman was a Visiting Distinguished Writer at Wesleyan University.