'Call Me By Your Name' Author Announces Sequel, Reveals Title & Release Date

Thursday March 21, 2019

It's official: André Aciman formally announced this week that he is working on a follow up to his 2007 gay coming-of-age novel "Call Me By Your Name," which was turned into a film in 2017.

The announcement came from publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, according to Vulture. Aciman said that the sequel to the novel will be called "Find Me." In the new book, Aciman will revisit the lives of Elio, Oliver and a number of other members of the Perlman family.

"In 'Find Me,' Aciman shows us Elio's father Samuel, now divorced, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist," the statement reads [via Vulture]. "A chance encounter on the train leads to a relationship that changes Sami's life definitively. Elio soon moves to Paris where he too has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a professor in northern New England with sons who are nearly grown, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return visit to Europe."

Aciman also reached out to Vulture to give a statement about his new book.

"The world of 'Call Me by Your Name' never left me. Though I created the characters and was the author of their lives, what I never expected was that they'd end up teaching me things about intimacy and about love that I didn't quite think I knew until I'd put them down on paper," he said. "The film made me realize that I wanted to be back with them and watch them over the years — which is why I wrote 'Find Me.'"

"Find Me" will be published on Oct. 29, 2019.

Aciman first tweeted about a sequel back in December 2018. His comments came after "Call Me By Your Name" director Luca Guadagnino teased about making a sequel to the gay coming-of-age romance.

Earlier this week, star Armie Hammer, who played Oliver in the film, said he may not be interested in appearing in a "Call Me By Your Name" sequel.

"Call Me By Your Name," which also stars Timothée Chalamet, was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture. James Ivory won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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