Bogliasco Summer Seminar
The Writers’ Institute in partnership with The Bogliasco Study Center and The Bogliasco Foundation is very pleased to host 12 students this coming May, 2018 to study and work with editor Sam Tanenhaus and with the director of the program André Aciman.
The Bogliasco setting is a paradise on earth. The views of the sea and the surrounding vegetation are breathtaking, and to work in this environment in a private study and discuss one’s work in lovely rooms and in an intimate conference space is simply a unique and memorable privilege.
The Bogliasco Study Center offers very pleasant accommodations that include great lunches and dinners and a culture of amity and collegiality. One comes here to find what every writer longs for: the peace and the time to create.
To apply to the Writers' Institute Summer Seminar, please complete the online application form. As part of the form, the applicant must upload a writing sample (15 pages maximum) as a document or URL link.
Summer Seminar Faculty:
Sam Tanenhaus is currently the U.S. Writer-at-Large for the British montly Prospect. He was named editor, Book Review of The New York Times in March 2004. Mr. Tanenhaus had previously worked for The Times from 1997 until 1999 as the assistant editor to the Op-Ed pages. He has also written for the Book Review and the Op-Ed page, as well as Arts & Ideas, the Week in Review and The Times Magazine. While at The Times, he was a contributing editor for Vanity Fair from May 1999 until March 2004, where he wrote feature articles on politics and culture. Other journals Mr. Tanenhaus has written articles for include The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, National Review, The New Criterion, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, Fortune, The American Scholar, Partisan Review, Commentary, Correspondence, and Slate. Mr. Tanenhaus has also published “Whittaker Chambers: A Biography” (Random House, 1997; Modern Library paperback, 1998), which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography in 1997, and was a finalist for both the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1997 and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1998. He is currently writing a biography of William Buckley Jr. Mr. Tanenhaus has lectured and made appearances at the White House, various schools of journalism, including Columbia University, Harvard and Yale, institutions such as the Smithsonian, and various television and radio programs.
André Aciman is the director of The Writers' Institute, the director of Center for the Humanities, and the former Chair of The Graduate Center's doctoral program in Comparative Literature. He is the author of Out of Egypt: A Memoir and two collections of essays, False Papers and Alibis. He has also co–authored and edited The Proust Project and Letters of Transit, and has written three novels, Call Me By your Name, Eight White Nights, and Harvard Square. His forthcoming novel Enigma Variations will appear in January 2017. A film based on his novel Call me by Your Name will be released summer 2017. Born in Alexandria, he lived in Italy and France. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and has taught at Princeton University and Bard College. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship from The New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and many other publications. His essays have appeared several times in Best American Essays.