Her review struck me as excessively fascinated by the sex. I don’t see anything different from anyone would see while it’s happening, because I don’t pay attention. By the age of 14 I was writing short stories and poetry and at 20 I wrote my first novel – which I never showed to anyone.”, “The second option, absolutely. He sounded too noncommittal, I thought. There are circumstances where you recognize the other person instantly. “I got used to the idea of isolation and solitude because that’s writing, as you say. By July was already going over the manuscript. Why was the fear of loss or disappearance of a loved one such a prominent theme in “Find Me?” Not only is a sense of loss or being lost in the title itself but the theme appears again and again whether between Sami and Elio or Miranda and her dying father or between Miranda and Sami or even Elio and his much older lover, Michel. “Find Me” is available now on bookstands everywhere. But, of course, everything ends if I kill him. You also know that the other ninety-nine percent of the time, it’s you trying to coax yourself into liking a person or liking them more than you do.”, Louis brings up another important point about the first part of the book. I just read the review in the New York Times Book Review. His stories traverse through time and place weaving compelling narratives full of longing where a moment can last days and days can be punctuated by just a moment. Louis posits, “you’re not given a chance to see outside of what they see.”, André explains, “I wasn’t interested in finding out what the objective reality is. She won’t let him out of her sight either because she knows he’ll disappear. I have done that before, it’s repetitive. It's not that "one couldn't" write like them; it's just that there was no place, no purpose, and no tolerance for complex, rarefied voices. When you read the finished novel now, does it still strike you as too contemporary? I’ll give you another example: my novel Eight White Nights is about an affair between a woman and a man in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. But the thing is that Oliver has not said he was leaving. What I find strange is how some reviewers have reacted to the very frank and graphic intimate scenes. I didn't think it was that big of a deal in the book. It invoked the usual suspects -- exile, nostalgia, loss -- but it invited them provided they behaved and didn't talk too much. You mentioned to me that you wrote the book very quickly. In “Find Me,” Sami accidentally calls Miranda another name in the middle of sex. But I decided to pretend he meant what he had said to me. E lio and Oliver, the lovers at the center of André Aciman’s 2007 novel, Call Me by Your Name, and its 2017 Oscar-winning film adaptation, have a … As an adolescent I read voraciously, but I read the classics only. An Interview with Andre Aciman. The characters in False Papers all chicken out; they prefer to savor the memory. Now that the worst appears to be over, I have a group of friends that I see and talk to in the park, but little more than that. I had a completely different reaction. Despite that, I should be more enthusiastic about discovering new places.”, “I think it’s not going to be easy. I’m not an anti-realist, it has nothing to do with that.