One Page: André Aciman
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The Vancouver Writers Fest is proud to be a part of One Page: Canada’s Virtual Literary Series! One Page is a result of Canada’s largest literary festivals and library systems coming together to collaborate and offer new ways to engage with writers and books at this critical time. As the publishing industry and writers struggle to build awareness and reach readers in an online environment, One Page believes that there is strength in our united efforts.
André Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name, returns to the craft of essay-writing in Homo Irrealis, a series of meditations that explore memory, nostalgia and the human need to look backwards. The associations and the journey that Aciman takes us along to experience are done through the lenses of Sigmund Freud and Rome, C.P. Cavafy and Alexandria, the light of St. Petersburg, and how sex, love and chance encounters figure into French New Wave auteur, Eric Rohmer’s films. Highly personal and charged with desire and thoughts of what might have been, Aciman’s collection is a refreshing look at the vital impact that art and history have on a life.
Aciman discusses his latest collection with Kamal Al-Solaylee (author of Brown: What Being Brown in the World Means Today) about publishing his first collection of essays in nine years and where he finds his “elsewhere” during the Great Pandemic.