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Conversation: Bernhard Schlink & André Aciman


When: Sunday, May 4
Where: The New York Public Library, South Court Auditorium: 5th Ave. & 42nd St.
What time: 4 p.m.

With André Aciman & Bernhard Schlink

Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members, library donors, seniors & students with valid ID

Purchase tickets from Smarttix: www.smarttix.com or (212) 868-4444

Cosponsored by LIVE from the NYPL

Best known for his acclaimed 1999 novel The Reader, Bernhard Schlink’s latest work, Homecoming, continues to examine ideas of complicity and self-deception in postwar Germany. André Aciman is a noted essayist and editor of The Proust Project. His 1994 memoir, Out of Egypt, movingly evoked several generations of his Jewish family’s roots in Alexandria, and his recent novel Call Me By Your Name is an erotic coming-of-age saga soaked in Mediterranean sun and adolescent yearning. Join us for a conversation with these two extraordinary authors as they probe their own creative powers to weld secret memory and history into some of the most exquisite and evocative literature today.


From the PEN Blogs

• Michele Zackheim
Bernhard Schlink and André Aciman met at the New York Public Library while Cullman Fellows.  They had adjacent work areas, but as Schlink said, “Sitting in our cubicles, we didn’t talk to each other.” [More]

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