Pressure has been mounting from relentless CMBYN stans for concrete confirmation and news of a movie sequel. But now, André Aciman, the author of the ground-shaking novel Call Me By Your Namefrom 2007, has tipped off Twitter that there will be a sequel to the queer coming-of-age book.
If you’re unaware (and it seems unlikely, but anyway), Call Me By Your Name was adapted to the screen under the same name in 2017. The film was directed by Luca Guadagnino, the mind behind the new Suspiria, and was met with resounding applause among the queer community for its stunning portrayal of gay love between the young Elio Perlman, played by Timothée Chalamet, and his dad’s researcher-assistant, Oliver, played by Armie Hammer. Set in a picturesque village of northern Italy in 1983, Call Me By Your Name documents a young man’s brave and beautiful journey into finding his own sexuality, with stunning visuals and soundtrack.
While it’s been no secret that there’s been a push for a cinematic sequel, information on a second book has been unclear until the author’s tweet yesterday (December 3).
André Aciman recently released another book, Enigma Variations, and told Dazed about how he writes his great love stories. “The only way to write a successful love story is to write the story that you know. That’s not to say your story needs to have played out in your own life, but if you really try to tap into emotions you might have felt and get to grips with them, you’ll be much better equipped to write about them beautifully.”
We wonder if Aciman will tap into any of his great love stories for the Call Me By Your Name literarysequel? More peaches, less, a different fruit? Will the story of Elio and Oliver pick up once more?