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André Aciman (born 2 January 1951 in Alexandria, Egypt)[1][2] is a writer, currently distinguished professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York[3] teaching the history of literary theory and the works of Marcel Proust.[4] His memoir, Out of Egypt (1995), won a Whiting Writers' Award.[5] He previously taught creative writing at New York University and French literature at Princeton University.[2][6] In 2009 Aciman was Visiting Distinguished Writer at Wesleyan University.[7][8][9] His influences include Marcel Proust[10] and James Joyce.[11]

Aciman was born in Egypt in a French-speaking home where family members also spoke Italian, Greek, Ladino, and Arabic.[2] His family were Jews of Turkish and Italian origin who settled in Alexandria, Egypt in 1905.[6] Aciman moved with his family to Italy at the age of fifteen and then to New York at nineteen.[2]

He has a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Lehman College and an A.M. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University.

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