In this podcast, André Aciman speaks to Granta’s Yuka Igarashi. Aciman is the author of the memoir Out of Egypt, the novels Call Me by Your Name and Eight White Nights and numerous essay collections, and his story ‘Abingdon Square’ appears in Granta 122: Betrayal. Here, he reads from the work and discusses the story, the problem with unreliable narrators and modern poetry, and why self-deception and betrayal are good subjects for fiction.

 

 

Image: detail from illustration by Tomer Hanuka in Granta 122: Betrayal

Defining Betrayal
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