André Aciman Awarded NordSud International Prize for Literature and Science

Distinguished Professor André Aciman (Comparative Literature) was recently named recipient of the 2014 NordSud International Prize for Literature and Science, in recognition of his achievements in fiction.
Bestowed by the Italy-based Fondazione Pescarabruzzo, the award was established in 2009 to create a scholars’ “hall of fame” that encourages dialogue between the cultures and economies of the global north and the global south.
Aciman is the author of the memoir Out of Egypt, and of two collections of essays, False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory and Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere. He has also authored three novels — Call Me by Your Name, Eight White Nights, and Harvard Square — and co–authored and edited The Proust Project and Letters of Transit. Aciman is the director of The Writers’ Institute and the former executive officer of the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center.
The awards ceremony was held on October 24 in Pescara, Italy.

Submitted on: OCT 28, 2014

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