Most of us can’t help but live as though we’ve got two lives to live, one is the mockup, the other the finished version, and then there are all those versions in between.

André Aciman

Happy birthday, André Aciman! His 1995 memoir, Out of Egypt, chronicled his family’s exploits in Alexandria—and eventual exodus to Italy. The book won the prestigious Whiting Award, which is presented annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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