“It’s strange, but in my childhood, nobody read but we knew that literature was not interested in us…
“There is today on a global scale, with Knausgaard, Ta-Nehisi Coates or Svetlana Alexievitch, a very important movement around the question of literature and truth. How can one use the tools of literature to tell the truth, to say the lived experience?” — Édouard Louis
Louis will be in Los Angeles this week, reading from and discussing (with Steven Reigns) his new nonfiction novel HISTORY OF VIOLENCE.
ÉDOUARD LOUIS—HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Wednesday, October 10, at 7:30
Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, downtown Los Angeles.
See Édouard Louis and Zadie Smith
Image credit above: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Below: Édouard Louis in 2016. Photograph by Frédéric Stucin.