“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.
Wednesday, October 10, at 7:30
Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, downtown Los Angeles.
Image credit above: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Below: Édouard Louis in 2016. Photograph by Frédéric Stucin.