André Aciman is the New York Times bestselling author of Call Me By Your Name, Out of Egypt, Eight White Nights, False Papers, Alibis, and Harvard Square, and most recently Enigma Variations, now out in paperback. He's the editor of The Proust Project and teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Emily Ludolph is an alum of TED Conferences, where she shepherded business speakers to the stage as part of the TED Institute program. She has produced full cast recordings of American plays as part of the radio show and podcast Playing on Air. In her time working in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art she developed an attachment to Alexander Hamilton’s fifteen-foot-tall clock. Before that, Emily and the BEAT Festival programmed Brooklyn performers in nontraditional spaces. Her favorite job of all has been coaching high school juniors on personal essays for their college applications. She has published in Design Observer, Quartz, and Narratively, and is a graduate of Vassar College.