Mon. Apr 22, 2013 at 7:00pm EDT
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"The Costs of Assimilation:" André Aciman & Nicole Krauss in Conversation

What are the costs of assimilation into American society? And what happens when we become someone other than the person we thought we would be? In his new novel, Harvard Square, André Aciman explores these and other questions in a tale of friendship between a Jewish student and an Arab cab driver, set amid the bars and cafés of late 1970s Cambridge. Aciman is joined in conversation by novelist Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love to talk about themes that haunt them both: identity,exile, fiction, and memory.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, André Aciman is the author of the acclaimed books Out of Egypt; Call Me by Your Name; and Eight White Nights; two collections of essays: False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory and Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere; and the editor of the anthologies Letters of Transit and The Proust Project. His nonfiction has been included in several issues of Best American Essays, and a short story that ran in The Paris Review was shortlisted for a National Magazine Award. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship from The New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Aciman is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at The CUNY Graduate Center, where he is currently chair of the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature and founder and director of The Writers' Institute at the Graduate Center. He lives in New York.

Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestsellers Great House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Orange Prize, and The History of Love, which won the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, and was short-listed for the Orange, Médicis, and Femina prizes. Her first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010 she was chosen by The New Yorker for their “Twenty Under Forty” list. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.
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Wachenheim Trustees Room Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street at 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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