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A Night in with André Aciman

A Night in with André Aciman

Join New York Times bestselling author of Call Me By Your Name, Out of Egypt and Eight White Nights, André Aciman, to celebrate the publication of his new dazzling, sunbaked Italian summer story, The Gentleman from Peru. 

We spend more time than we know trying to go back. We call it fantasising, we call it dreaming… but we’re all crawling back, each in his or her own way.  

A group of college friends find themselves maroons at a luxurious hotel on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. While their boat is being repaired, they can’t help but observe the daily routine of a fellow hotel guest – a mysterious, white-bearded stranger who sits on the veranda each night and smokes one cigarette, sometimes two. When the group decides to invite the elegant traveller to lunch with them, they cannot begin to imagine the miraculous abilities, strange wisdom, and a life-changing story he is about to impart to one of the friends in particular… 

In this exclusive conversation with book blog writer, Simon Savidge, André will delve into this deeply atmospheric and sensual novel, weaving achingly poignant insight into a story of regret, fate and epic love.  

“Aciman writes with an aching sensitivity.” John Boyne

The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of The Gentleman from Peru (RRP £12.99) deliverable to any UK address. 

The event will initially be broadcast on 4 June at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to two weeks after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for two weeks. 

Please note this event will be livestreamed from a new platform and all existing and new customers will need to create an account on the driift platform to access the stream.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] 

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